It is raining – off and on, but at least it is rain and I love the cloudy rainy days – if only it were 50 degrees! It is 77 degrees BUT 87% humidity. Mr Fibro and Meniere’s are here with me today and will be until the front passes! Talk about unwanted guests!!!! I detest days like this because it slows me down and I was doing so well with multi tasking my way through my projects. Ah, but cooler days are coming soon! Then I will have an abundance of energy! I would love to be in Colorado where the snow is!
BACK TO QUILTING! I signed up for the 3030 quilt from Sentimental Stitches. Since I had uninvited guests today I decided that this morning would be the day to pull fabrics and start cutting out blocks – something that would not tax my non-multi-tasking brain! As usual, I am behind in making any blocks for this quilt (like 14 blocks) and Friday Block 15 comes! I had decided on the fabrics I had purchased previously (about 4 years ago) for Farmers Wife (which had too many pattern problems) so I ended up using some of them for my Dresden Plate quilt that is still a UFO (more hand work)!
CHANGE IN PLANS: As I started pulling the fabrics I quickly realized that the original fabric selection were definitely not going to be used on this beautiful quilt! I wen into the other staff room of my Studio where most of my stash is (most, well maybe part of it) and there they were – the Judy Rothermel fabrics that I had collected since 2001 when I started to “become” a quilter (which was delayed until 2004 after 3 back surgeries). They are going to be perfect for this quilt! I also have 8 yards of Sun Bonnet Sue fabric for the backing of a quilt that I was going to make with this collection – Yup a Sun Bonnet Sue! THAT Never happened!
I pulled the entire collection from the shelf and decided I would cut either one half or one fourth of a yard of each piece for my 3030 project. (Now am rethinking this – maybe just 10″ of each).
For the background fabric I have a lot of Bella Solids and Kona Bay that I use for applique or embroidery projects (snow and beige), but neither of the colors blended well with the Rothermel fabrics so I checked my sample book of Bella Solids and called Fat Quarter Shop and ordered 15 yards of Bella Solids (9900-60). They offer a 20% off for bulk quantities which ended up being a great buy at $5.59 a yard! YEA!
So here are the fabrics I will be using for my 3030 quilt! I am quite sure that I will have plenty! You can easily tell I was a Newbie Quilter thinking that I would need yards and yards of each fabric in order to make one quilt! LOL
Now I cannot start making blocks until I receive the Bella Solids, but I can certainly start cutting smaller pieces of each fabric for the quilt. I may even prepare the center medallion applique pieces! At least I can select fabrics for each block and cut the background fabric pieces later this week. Who knows what progress I can make on the preparations, but I would really prefer to just crawl in the bed for the rest of the day, but cannot give in to the uninvited guests!
NEW PROJECTS: There are a couple of free BOMs that I also would like to do if I could catch up with their postings. (What a dreamer I am!). (This is what happens you follow other Bloggers – you get hooked!)
- Jen’s 2020 Monthly Color Challenge. Colors Inspired by Birds
- Melva Loves Scraps Pieces From the Past
- Jenny of Elefantz The 23rd Psalm
- For the Love of Geese. The Tree of Life
OK, I know that all of the above are impossible, but heck, since we are now on the China Virus Vacation (CVV) I may as well make the best use of my time at home on the 5 acres where we are safe and secure! As soon as the CVV dies we are headed to the nearest Casino for 2 weeks where I will be able to drain the brain (probably the pocket book as well)!
Hugs, Nanette AND KEEP ON STITCHING EVEN WITH UNINVITED GUESTS! MAKES US TOUGH!
Linking To: My Quilt Infatuation; Confessions of a Fabric Addict; Finished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap Bag; BOM’s Away; Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts; Oh Scrap; Scrap Happy Saturday; Slow Sunday Stitching Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock Party; Design Wall Monday, For the Love of Geese,Scrap Happy Days