Tuesday, January 30, 2007

...and more about the weekend







I couldn't get blogger to take all the pictures I wanted to include in the last post, so I'm continuing here.....

While I was straightening up so my son could actually get to the frame that needs fixing, I discovered a box that a friend had brought me full of......you got it......scrap fabric. Actually, there is even yardage. The bad news is that it is not quilting cotton but drapery and light upholstery type fabrics. Some is awful, some are in little squares, but some is quite pretty. I discovered some lengths of chintz- I have been looking for some chintz at super cheap prices to make leaders for the quilt frame. Yesterday, after discovering this box, I made two sizes of leaders for smaller and lap size quilts, and there is a piece that will make leaders for the full size of the frame, too. Can you see me doing a happy dance??

Some of the pieces in the box were samples about 8 inches square. Some were polished cotton pieces about 11 x 14 with coordinating pieces about 5x14, cut into placemat shapes. These are mostly cutesy bear prints. Anyone have any ideas of what I can do with this non-quilt fabric?

4 comments:

quiltpixie said...

non-quilt fabric can make a really fun string quilt....

Linda_J said...

Pixie beat me to it---strings if you are up for it. I am so behind on reading the ring, Gail. Love your quilt from the previous post--way to stash bust on that backing and so forth!

ForestJane said...

I see that bear fabric turning into a nice big bib - I bet the local indigent care residence (or day cares for seniors) would love some nice big washable bibs.

Ruth's Place said...

Baby burping cloths, aprons, pot holders, the possibilities are endless.