What do you do when life gives you lemons?
I try really hard to make lemonade.
It's been that kind of week…
I've never been a supporter of pre-washing fabric. Do you pre-wash?
Well, I finally learned my lesson the hard way with a piece of "evil" red fabric that bled really badly after it was in the quilt…and yes it was good quilt shop fabric. Sooo, I decided to do the extreme and wash my ENTIRE stash color by color.
I was actually a bit shocked by the Color Catcher sheets from the wash loads!!!
On the bright side this won’t end up in another quilt.
Of course the drama continued while pressing and folding my stash ~ a cringe worthy photo! The lesson here…it’s dangerous to rush this hobby…stay focused.
Hands2Help Check In
My longarm was sent back to the factory on Monday for a diagnosis and hopefully repair. In the mean time I’ve been a busy "serial topper".
Four cheerful sock monkey tops for the Hands2Help charities are ready for quilting.
Are you playing along with the Ostrich Round Robin at The Quilt Pattern magazine? Clue #1 and #2 are sewn and clue #3 is ready to be added. It’s been fun watching all the quilts grow.
My goals for the 2018 Scrap Attack Challenge
Make a string project – (March) 3 tops completed for charity – waiting on quilting
2. Make a strip project
3. Use novelty scraps
Use batik scraps – (January) top completed for H2H charity– waiting on quilting
Free tutorial HERE
– (February) quilt completed for Bright Hopes Charity
5. Use red scraps
Get my free pattern HERE
6. Use blue scraps
7. Use red, white, and green scraps together Ho,Ho,Ho
8. Use food fabrics
9. Use pink and brown scraps
10. Use black and white scraps
11. Use a rainbow collection of scraps
12. Use scraps with the GO butterfly die
Use sock monkey fabric – (April) 4 tops completed for H2H charity – waiting on quilting
14. Use dottie scraps
15. Piece backs for UFO tops
16. Use geometric scraps
I hope your sewing week has had less “lemons”