I spent a lot of time Sunday through Wednesday performing Thanksgiving prep tasks. I am sure many of you did as well.
I decided 3 pies would be enough and since I planned to buy one (shocking I know), I didn’t have as much prep as in previous years. Also, many of my clients went out of town as the week progressed, so work slowed down.
In between food prep, I did some hunting and gathering. I didn’t want to pull out my cutting table (it is stored in the fabric closet when I clean up), because I knew we would need to store random furniture and stuff in my workroom on Thanksgiving. It would just get in the way. I pulled out a portable cutting mat, cutter and rulers and proceeded to cut pieces from the variety of fabric I had ironed over the past….little while. The chair where I hang my washed fabric was getting less useful as a chair.
Depending on the color, I cut different shapes. The ones shown are:
- 2.5″ squares, because a person often needs scrappy 2.5″ squares
- 2.5″ squares for donation quilts. I am cutting 2.5″ squares anyway, so I might as well cut two and have a variety when I make the postage stamp blocks for BAM
- 2″ squares in blue, violet and green for my upcoming Blue Lemonade quilt.
- 1.5″ squares for the upcoming 30 Something quilt.
- 1.5″ squares for a friend who needs them for a scrap quilt. My fabrics are very different from hers and since there is no shortage of fabric at my house, I offered to cut and send some to her.
- (under various squares) strips to make half hexies for the EPP piece.
What you don’t see are my 2.5″x4.5″ rectangles in blue and pink. They were acting up apparently 😉 and couldn’t be in the picture. I decided a while ago to do a colorwash, similar to the Fabric of the Year quilts, but only in blue and another in pink to see if I could do it. I am still hunting and gathering, but need to stop collecting and try to do it.
When I post my next To Do list, I will be able to say that I have made progress on the washing and cutting!