So what am I doing for International Quilting Day? First is to enjoy and pet my new fabric from The Fat Quarter Shop! Instead of radomly picking out things I liked---and there were tons of charm packs I wanted--- I spent time selecting these batiks for a new quilt for our bed. Even though I said I was not going to do another giant / monster quilt again, I am biting my tongue and planning one more. And I do think there will be enough leftovers here for a smaller lap size too! Thanks to Kimberlyt at the Fat Quarter Shop for the prize, and fabric and wonderful service!
After cleaning off the cutting table, I discovered a huge pile of selvedge edges. Thus far I have not done anything with selvedges. I mean I have lots of fabric, why mess around with just the edges? The scrap saver / user genie-monster got to me, I guess, because there I was arranging the strips onto a hunk of batting and stitching away. I now see why these things are addictive! I ended up with a small mug rug in about 10 minutes....and it just needs a touch of applique to be complete I think.
Applique----that is what I will be doing today as I continue to work on my guild challenge quilt----after I watch a few videos at the Quilt Show. It is a free weekend of viewing over there and prizes too. Hope you do some quilting.....cutting, planning or sewing today. And visit a few blogs at SewCalGal. Lots to do. Happy stitching.