Saturday, February 19, 2011
About 2 years ago, I decided I needed to stop buying fabric and start using what I had. By the time I threw it all in the floor, ironed some of it because it was such a mess, and folded any yardage around an 8" ruler, I had used less space (seriously) and could see how many blues or reds or greens I had. Conversely, I realized my oranges, pinks, and purples were woefully inadequate. Some fabrics get to play together and others are isolated (Kaffe, batiks, 30's, solids).
Friday, February 11, 2011
Do you give away or keep most of your quilts? I'm about 50-50 but always like to have what I call "inventory" quilts that I can give as the opportunity moves me. I remember hearing in the last year or so about a quilter who kept 2-3 quilts in the trunk of her car and then would hand them out to someone that moved her. Is that the epitome of a quilter who uses our art/craft for the better? Can you imagine what the recipient thinks for years to come? I have never given a quilt to someone I didn't know -- I have given them to people I didn't love. Definitely something to consider as we share our joy.
Keep piecing and loving! jan
Friday, February 4, 2011
Couldn't agree more. What a wild weather week here in the US and for those us in Chicagoland, we now understand what "blizzard" really means -- or at least those of us who have never been in one before. One is enough, thank you very much!
I wish you good weather, good lite for stitching, and piece! Jan