Less is more….

At least as far as the border for this quilt is concerned.  I’m calling it done – this one is perfect – restful after all that busy-ness in the center and a great place for stitching feathers.


 Hmmm… I definitely see some fabric shopping coming up some time in the future for this quilt — a LOT of fabric shopping since this is one very large quilt — at least for the background fabrics and the taupy/brown shades.  The “colors” I can probably find in the stash since they need so little.

But off to do a bit of straightening up and find some lunch.



Stashbusting Report 7/15/12

There’s fabric being used – not as much as I would like since I haven’t had a lot of sewing time (which I plan to remedy since I have a week of vacation coming up which will be filled with sewing and knitting and whatever else I feel like) but no yardage to add since all the items I’m working on are still in progress.   Check out Judy’s blog to see how the other stashbusters are doing.

I’ve still be playing around in EQ but I did manage to get the Hoffman Fabrics design written up first before I went back to playing with other designs that have no deadlines.

I think I have made my last revisions to this design – after about 5 of 6 various versions I liked – I think this one is the keeper (or at least until I play with it more to discover some other look I like). 🙂  (and yes – I know there are still some  portions miscolored which are much easier to notice when I switch it to a jpg so I can see what needs fixing).

Yesterday I was looking for my sock blockers when I was putting some knitting stuff away.  They always get stuck in some odd place – they don’t really have a home – and I don’t really use them to actually block socks – mostly  just to put the socks on to take a photos.  So once I found them I finally came up with a plan so I always know where they are.

They now decorate the wall next to the sewing room door and look quite bright and cheery there.  I can just grab them when I want them and then put them back when I’m done.   Excellent solution.  But I won’t place any bets about how many times I’ll walk right by them next time I need them forgetting I stuck them on the wall.  🙂