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,



regan said...

Sweet baby quilt! And congrats on getting organized! We're heading for Lowes today to get tubs and shelves so we can, too!

Diane-crewe said...

good way to stay warm and keep occupied .. it looks wonderful .. and usefullx Want to come and tackle MY fabric?