Thursday, January 2, 2014

Throwback Thursday....Discovering Forgotten Treasures

I'm marching on in my quilt room; I'm determined to reduce my stash and eliminate things that will never see the light of day again.  Today I tackled the basket that held all of my small, unfinished projects.  I discovered a bag full of yellow/blue half-square triangles.  I know that these date from about 2002 when I was working on a yellow and blue sampler quilt.

What can you do with a bag of triangles?  I decided to make a small baby quilt of out mine.  It measures 34 x 46 and is a perfect "infant" quilt.  I love the soft blues and yellows in this (yes, I'm a sucker for blue and yellow).

It took me about three hours, but I finished off the diamonds, cut remaining squares that were in the bag for the first border, and found a cute striped print for the outer border.  I also found a great backing in my "kiddie quilt fabric" box, and Guy is going to get this quilted for me in the morning.

I also threw out several patterns that were never going to see completion.  I reorganized all my small embroidery projects (so that's where they went), and was able to put all my batting strips big enough to be sewn together in one spot so I can access them when I need them.

It helps that this was my view from the window this afternoon:

Nothing like doing a little sewing on a "snowing" day....hope you had a good one.  If you're up in the Northeast or Midwest, stay warm and indoors.  It's going to be a nasty day tomorrow.

I had a great January 2nd....I'm working on keeping positive and moving forward in 2014.

From snowy Virginia,