Jewels in the Curio (Moda Bake Shop pattern) fabrics got laid out yesterday and I did a bunch of cutting with my GO cutter. These strips were then subcut to pattern directions. I added many from stash to get a good mix, particularly since the Civil War Homefront jelly roll had NO greens--my fave color. The last time I used a jelly roll was maybe 8 years ago, I remember it was called Sanctuary.
All the cut pieces were labeled and are back in the box. It was all I could do NOT to start sewing with all these yummy reproduction fabrics now! The remaining two boxes are batiks and 30's fabrics, which will both be patterns from Kim Brackett's Scrap Basket Sensations. The GO cutter will be getting a workout. I'm really getting a variety of fabrics to play with this month :)
Recent acquisitions from Connecting Threads were these fabrics to make Twilight Hopscotch from Kim Diehl's Simple Comfort lap quilts book. I've wanted to make this quilt for years.
I don't think I have ever made a two color quilt before and am looking forward to it. These prints are from the Oh My Darling line. The "Kitchen Twine" print is the name of neutral, so sweet.
Also from Connecting Threads were coordinating prints to add to the Sliced Cake project --and more of the main print fabric as I miscut. All of these were on clearance.
The Macrame line is from Cotton + Steel. Love it. My daughters and I recently took a macrame class from a friend of hers who teaches them locally. It was really a fun mother-daughter night. I used to do a lot of macrame when I was a teen--the last time it was popular!
Our house is being turned upside down as next week we are finally replacing our well worn 26 year old carpeting, long past due to be torn out. For our office we have chosen a vinyl plank floor which will be much better under the rolling chairs. My sewing room will also get new carpet, so the cutting table will come down, of course, along with all the furniture. It is a lot of work and bother but will be so worth it to end the embarrassing carpet. I plan to do some minor adjustments to my sewing room furniture arrangement when all is complete. Hope my arms hold out for all this moving here and there!