With the tight economy and my bare bones work right now, I am committed to buying only what fabric I must to finish projects. I have also challenged myself to work through a hefty set of UFO’s and WIP’s. That is why I pulled out this completed topper, and this afternoon I am contemplating backing ideas. It will probably get a pieced backing made from some solids in blue and green that are in my stash. Then I have a decent supply of peacock and blue green variegated quilting thread, which should be fun with this fabric. I want to finish this one up in the next couple of weeks, and find it a nice new home.
This lovely batik gem makes me think of diving into tropical waters! It is made from two and a half jelly rolls, whose origin I do not know. Earlier this year I swapped a tub of white-on-whites for a large box of jelly rolls and charm packs, and have been busy playing with them. I usually avoid these precuts—if you follow me you know I am a stickler for prewashing—but when the swap came up, I jumped for it! I needed variety. This is the only completed topper from that box, guess I better get busy.
Are you also finishing UFO’s these days, and scrimping away, using as much stash as possible? Or are you drooling over some fabulous new line, anxious to play with enticing new fabrics? As we approach the new school year and change of season, what are you working on?
If you have not checked lately, there are many very nice giveaways going on in quiltblogdom. There are even some biggies, like sewing machines, trips, sets of books, and lots of fabrics. Do wander through the “Other Quilty Giveaways” list—scroll down the right hand sidebar. Let me know if you find others to add. And yes, there will be another giveaway (much more modest than some of those) here at The Curious Quilter soon!
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