A Bucket of Strips
by, 01-25-2012 at 02:41 PM (1382 Views)
Quite a few months ago my husband and I saw an ad in the newspaper for an estate sale that said "Fabric". Well, that was an understatement to say the least. I've been to fabric stores with less fabric than we saw here. It was the home of a fabric designer who was quite alive and well.
I won't go into everything we got there (a LOT) but there were several large storage bins full of strips. She was apparently making baskets from some of them. At $5 a bin -- and that included the bin! -- I took them. Yes, "them" -- there were three.
So fast forward to the fall when I decided to make some table runners with a tiny bit of the strips. I pulled out several fist fulls and crammed them into a bucket. I pulled out all the fall colors and made one which I sent to a secret pal. Then I pulled out all the batiks and they are sitting sewn together on a shelf.
I did actually pull out the greens and made a little lap quilt for my living room.
It had some troubles and broke my Babylock, but in the end I rather like it.
Back to the bucket. The rest of those strips have been sitting in my tiny office/studio ever since. Three days ago I started sewing them together. At first, I grouped colors. Then I sort of lost my mind.
Then, armed with my handy dandy 9 1/2" Omnigrid square, I started cutting squares.
There were still a zillion strips left so I sent them to someone on the RAK list. (Good luck to you! I hope you don't lose your mind, too.)
So here is my tentative plan ... hahahaha!
I will cut them into HST's and pair with black. Then what ... who knows. I never really know.