Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Painting, a present and cutting fabric OH MY!

After work it was in the 40's so I kept the garage door open and sanded the three lengths of baseboard that still need painted.
After sanding and wiping them down I put on a light coat of primer. I had to close the door because the wind had picked up. A light sanding tonight and I can put on the first coat of paint. Once I get these painted I can start to install it in the house. I am going to do the master bedroom first so I can get the mattress out of the kitchen.

Yesterday I went to lunch with a friend and we exchanged presents. I gave her the tower of lock n' lock containers filled with cookies and green tea bags. She gave me this nifty flashlight. The flashlight is LED, rechargeable, and I can charge my cell phone with it! It is much lighter weight than my Halo so if I go walking it will be lighter to carry.

I ended up on the phone for awhile with my sister so I only got a few pieces of the blue fabric cut out for the next round of herringbone quilts. I woke up at 1:00 a.m. and could not go back to sleep so I got up and cut fabric for two and a half hours. Here is the pile of fabric when I started. This is fabric from my stash and as I went thru it there were many small and odd shaped pieces.

This is what the pile looks like now. The fabric on the left are pieces I saved for bindings.

Here are the pieces pinned on the design wall.

I still need to go thru my scrap bins and pull the blues that I can get a 4 1/2" x 16 1/2" piece out of. While going thru the bins I will sort out the blues and put them in their own bin.
Here are the scraps that are left from cutting my stash fabrics. I will set these aside for now and eventually cut them into squares or rectangles.

2 comments:

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

That is a pretty nice flashlight. No excuses for not walking if your phone battery is low now.

It's fun to go through stash and cut up all of those odd size pieces into usable sizes. I have that project in mind at the first of the new year.

QuiltSwissy said...

I don't know how i missed three days of your blog......too much to do, I guess.

You are going to get a lot of quilts out of those blues.