I have been busy on quilting activities, but most of it has been prep work before the sewing begins. For the past year or so, I have been taking my batting from a roll. It’s nice to always have what I need on hand and it has fewer creases than packaged batting. It does have a drawback, however. Because the roll is very wide, I frequently end up with large batting remnants. Yesterday I took a particularly big one that was taking up too much space in my sewing closet and put it to work.
I sandwiched my Hearts Abloom wall quilt for quilting on my domestic machine.
I also made a practice sandwich, cut up more of the remnant into blocks for my Swifter sweeper and some ¾ inch strips that will eventually be used in a bag that Debbie at Stitchin’ Therapy designed. Here is a link about this technique: Debbie's Strip Bag. By the time I finished slicing and dicing, this was all that was left of the remnant. It certainly felt good to get that done.
I have also been working on my strip sets that will be used in my Strips that Sizzle project. Here are the greens on my design wall. I felt like I was in the middle of a tropical rain forest while they were up.
Here are the purple/mauve sets. I have a few more of those left to stitch and then it’s back to the cutting board.
Earlier this week, this is what I was seeing outside our front door. The city is totally ripping up and repaving our street. I do so hope this will help with a drainage issue we have. Today, however, we are enjoying that most wonderful event for
Central Texas, a nice, rainy day. In a little while, I will be joining a friend at the theatre to see Iron Lady.