Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Adding more

I just can't make a small quilt. Even my baby quilts are big! I thought I would just make a small Chinese Coin quilt, but that is not where it is headed. I went thru and cut more fabric from my blacks, greys, and whites to add to this quilt. Here you can see I have a border laid out and ready for stitching.

And I have a pile of pieces for a border for the top side

My goal was to use up the strips of black, grey, and white fabric I had on my design wall that I had cut up last year. With those strips I had made five baby quilts with other colors thrown in, four quilt tops for veteran's quilts, and now this Chinese Coin quilt. As I said before I keep going back into my stash and cutting more fabric! This is the pile I now have left. There are all sizes of scraps in this pile from small 2" x 3" pieces up to full width 3" wide strips. I think there is one more quilt hiding in this pile!

I made peanut butter cookies for the guy at work. The house smelled so good last night!

4 comments:

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

You know cutting up fabric just makes more scraps/strips to use in another quilt. I have cut down on the amount of pink and purple in my stash and now need to work on another color.

QuiltSwissy said...

I sure hope you rub off on me. I need to use up some of the fabric that is sitting in 3 separate houses right now. I will have less storage than before. Honestly, I have no idea what fabric or how much was saved.......so I have some surprises in store!

Vicki W said...

That's going to be a really cool quilt.

Kaja said...

This is looking great! You are doing a great job of using your stash.