It's a great weekend when you get lots of sewing time. It's a perfect weekend when you get that time with sewing friends. My Friday and Saturday were spent in Montpelier at sewing days with Country School Quilters. I used that time this year to work on 2 projects following along with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. The goal was to use up 2 sets of charm squares that I collected about 10 years ago. I’m so grateful to Angela for hosting the Rainbow Scrap Challenge because I have 2 less bins of fabric and I have 2 new quilt tops. Here’s the batik top that I finished this weekend.
I like how it turned out. I had it layed out on the living room floor for a month working on the value placement. I know it could be better but I had to get it up to decorate. It's a bedspread for the guest house so it will be just fine as it is. The pattern is called Crossroads and is from the book Colorful Quilts for Fabric Lovers. I love this book because the patterns are great for scrap quilts. I’m thinking about starting Too Flat next to use up either a drawer of blue scraps or a drawer of green scraps. It would be a good project to make at sewing days.
If you are participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and need new scraps, or just want to grow your hand dyed fabric collection at a great price be sure to check out my Rainbow Stash Snack Packs that are on sale through December 26. Fabrics will be shipped by January 1.
Yesterday was all about finishing up some Christmas preps and watching football. Thank goodness I have a TV in the sewing room so that when the Eagles are playing a horrible game I can still do something productive while I watch the train wreck on NBC.
It was a good sewing session because I got another set of the Drunkard’s Path blocks done. I have 5 values of brown and now 4 of them are done. One more group (about 80 blocks) and I can start putting this top together.
I am hoping for lots of quilting, sewing and glass time this week. We will see how that works out!