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I am having fun playing in my novelty stash. I just finished this top for a friend of my husband.
I'm going to do another version with only black & white novelty fabrics in the stripes and TOT colors in the narrow borders between the zigzags. I realized I have 2 very full baskets with only white or black fabrics, but I rarely get to use them because I"m always doing colors. So I've got a couple of quilts planned where the novelties will only be black or white (backgrounds). The one I"m working on now uses 50 black & 49 white fabrics - I did not need to use all the blacks in my stash - only used about half. Assuming that basket is typical that means each holds approx 100 and I have 6 baskets of novelties. Yikes - definitely SABLE.
And I'm buying some specific fabrics for the latest one to be personal to the mom & dad. They love to travel and go to Disney every year - I found this fabric at Joann's -how perfect is this!
That Disney fabric IS perfect. I'm sailing on the Disney Magic again in October - wish I had time to make a tote with that fabric to take with me! Maybe over Labor Day weekend.
I think your novelty quilts are all awesome. Of course to do these I Spy quilts you have to be a very organized person. I think it is so fun to be able to add a personal touch to a quilt. Glad you are back to enjoying the novelties.
That's such a lovely baby quilt! The bears are great.
What a fun quilt! And Minnie and Mickey are cute, and a great find!
That is an A Squared Fabric ... Absolutely Amazing.
well it's kind of thin - you'd have to back it with some canvas or something. But it is cute fabric. It's fund to do a quilt for someone I know personally and know their interests.
thanks Judy & others. Between the novelties and my new cutting board I've spent a happy few hours in my sewing room. Darn work takes too much time!
And my few hours at home have been trying to clean up my messy area....
I've been doing that also.
In one of the crafting FB groups, a member asked to see how others stored their metal dies. In describing my "system", it occurred to me that I could make it more logical and convenient if I moved things around slightly. So, I did .. and yes, those items are now placed more reasonably.
But in so doing, I've naturally had to move OTHER items. My big challenge now, is to *remember* where those other items are. They are still, more or less, in my line of vision (I've discovered that if it's out of sight, it's out of mind and I don't use it), it's in a different place, which will take some time getting used to.
I've also re-organized other items, so they are not so messy.
I'm continuing to work on my needleturn applique.