It gets quite chilly up here in the north and fuel is expensive; blankets and quilts are absolutely necessary. The only quilt I've made for myself was the 'Sunshine and Marmalade' that is queen sized. Much too big to use while sewing. For a while I was using a thick skirt that had ripped as a blanket. I decided to sew combine it with a large piece of wool that I had purchased at the fall yard sale at my local quilt shop. No adjustments were made to the skirt at all, so it's still curvy. Probably the most basic thing I have ever made but it is really warm now!
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Last fall my local quilt shop held a yard sale. They opened their parking lot, nicely shaded IMO, to local quilters to sell their extra material, quilts, or do-hickies. One of the employees told me that the year before she made out quite nicely, purchasing brand new jellyroll for $3! So I attended with a set budget of $40. Once I got there it got extended to $60. You know how it goes! In my defense, I bought a ton of fabric. One sweet purchase was a trash bag filled half way of batik scraps - all different colors, starched, and mostly square or rectangle. It cost $5! I'm not a huge fan of scrap quilts and really who could be sure if the scraps would fit a specific pattern. So I just went willy nilly and sewed them all together! Right now it measures about 36x48. Here's what it looks like: