Friday, May 4, 2012

Sewing in my Dreams

It's been really hectic the last two weeks with family activities.  The taxi has been in full swing!  The only sewing I have been doing has been in my dreams.  The girls have their showcase this weekend, so I have a deadline to get the remaining costume items completed. 

Several have expressed an interested in making the twister quilt.  Ellen and Angie have both completed one.  Today I started pulling fabrics to make one of my own. 

I started by going to the container where all my charm packs live together.  I don't know why I don't let them mingle with my other fabrics.  I think I need a 10 step program.  I guess I am just afraid to use them.  I know I purchased this one in Paducah....and that has been a few years ago.

Eleanor and I are always talking about how the Connecting Threads fabrics don't mingle well with other manufacturers.  Well this proves me wrong!  I search through scraps looking for additional fabrics, but nothing seemed quite right.  Then I remembered the mountain of colors I bought from Connecting Threads.  My charm pack only had 38 squares- I wanted 63.  Look at how well all these go together.  Every single fabric I added was from Connecting Threads.  One thing I love is that they put a sticker on the fabric stating the color.  Often times I will use the rest of a solid color and I will want more.  Most of the time I can't remember what the color was.  I think the stickers will eventually leave a mark on the fabric, but for now, it reminds me of the color name. 
 Don't mind the mess on the counter.  When I tried to put them on the floor, my helpers rearranged the fabrics.

I now have 63 colors and I am ready to cut my charm squares.  The plan is to pick a Saturday or Sunday (since we currently don't have any retreats scheduled) and have a sewcial day with friends.  It's baseball and softball season, so I am going to need a few sewcial days!!


MaryAnn said...

I would love to see the twister quilt. Just say the word and I am in for a mini retreat!

Angie said...

I love those colors!