I'm trying to set a good example for those of you who are participating in my QAL (read about it here) so last night I made this quilt top! I used my one and ONLY piece of Heather Ross beach scene fabric.
This is an example of how you can use your fabric without even cutting it! I designed the quilt around the dimensions of the piece I had. I used three shades of Kona blues, Kona tans/creams, tangerine and white to create the top.
I even have my precious Heather Ross blue, orange, and brown dot fabric all ready to cut for binding! How are you all coming along? Have you decided what fabric to cut? Are you getting cold feet?
Oh, and Elizabeth of Don't Call Me Betsy tagged me in a getting-to-know-you sort of post so here are my answers!
1. Do you have other hobbies other than quilting?
Reading and cooking. I prefer actual books to anything on a Kindle or e-reader. Sometimes I checkout audio books from the library and listen to them while I quilt. Also, I cook, I don't bake. I hate the precision of baking (pretty much the exact opposite of Elizabeth's answer to this question!) I like to experiment and, frankly, if I learned how to bake well I'd weigh a thousand pounds!
2. What's the smallest size scrap you save when quilting?
2.5" square and binding scraps
3. How many of your quilts do you actually own?
Six. Two couch blankets for myself, one t-shirt quilt of my hubby's, a Christmas quilt, one quilt for our bed, and one small quilt I made for my oldest son. It's not a lot compared to how many I make, but the joy is in the process for me, not in the keeping. It makes me sad to see stacks of quilts in closets that go unused. What's the point? Why not sell them or give them to someone who will use them? Just my opinion.
4. Are you a pre-washer, or do you wash your fabrics after the quilt is finished?
I only prewash flannel or if I'm making clothes.
5. What do you do while you sew? Listen to music? Watch TV? Enjoy the silence?
I listen to music or audio books, always!
6. How many blogs do you read?
uh, too many to count!
7. What is your favorite food?
bacon, anything with bacon!
8. Are you a morning person or a night person?
though most of you won't believe this, I'm a morning person. The only time I stay up past 1130 is if I've had a long nap during the day. My kids are usually up by 730 and I like making the most of the daylight! :)