This week I'm happy I could have sewing machine therapy!
One of my quilting goals this year is to use up more of my fabric. That's nothing new but this year I have a plan and I hope I can stick to it.
I've decided to make one quilt top a month to donate to my quilt guild's charity committee. The color of fabric I use each month will be set by the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. If you click on the RSC21 button at the top right, it will take you to a link which explains what it is.
January's color was pink so I dug out any fabric I called pink and neutrals I could use with them. I have a serious lack of neutrals in my fabric stash but I found enough to make the above baby quilt top. I'd still like to add a border but not sure what yet.
These were the fabrics I initially pulled but I see several in the photo I didn't use. I made another search through my tubs and found others to replace the fabrics I said "not this time" to.
I'm also learning how to stitch with a new Janome Accufeed Flex Foot. I've been piecing and quilting with my walking foot and this new foot has taken some getting used to. I'm not sure I like it.
I actually made two tops this month. This is the second baby quilt top partially pieced.
I should go finish piecing that quilt top but instead I think I'll sort through my quilt books. I have a stack of quilt books from the last time I sorted which I don't know what to do with. Donate? Sell? Put them in a box and ignore? I haven't purchased many recently but my weakness is quilt books, patterns, and magazines. Out of all these books, only a few are consulted now and then.
If I am able to clear out at least one shelf of books, I'd like to fold some quilts to display there. Even though I rotate hanging some of my quilts, I have too many stored away. Time to enjoy them even if they're folded in a cabinet!
Until next time, Mayleen