Once upon a time ago, I shared how my crafting style is much like that of a dandylion. You know once they turn to fluff & the slightest breeze sends them everywhere - at once.
Well here is another exhibit. (I am not in the mood to press & cut all of those CW repros & shirtings yet. And I am mulling over an option 4 - making 4 patches that match instead of those that are scrappy - probably not because I will be miffed when I create otherwise unusable pairs via this method...)
But I apparently was in the mood to sort, choose, & cut for my "Newspaper" quilt.
12 reds, 63 total in uneven amounts. I may look for a darker red & substitute. (I like the 7x9 layout.) Mostly Konas, but there is bound to be a Bella Solid & a couple by P&B in this mix.
Some black on whites - these will be used in an ABC quilt as the backgrounds & at the very least the actual newsprint fabric will be in my newspaper quilt as well.
As an aside, this is the book that has the ABC quilt pattern... Sorry, he isn't showing the cover - so I can't share the title/author's name....
This pile includes my newest pieces "BLAH, BLAH, BLAH" & the trees...
Cats... But as I was sorting these out of the others, I said, "I am missing a few..."
& so I was...
I have in excess of 40 cat black & white prints. (I have given some of them away already - so once upon a time ago I had more....)
I will use 63 different prints & am trying to use about even cats & non-cat prints. In general, if it has words, it is in. Also if it is already smaller than a fat quarter, it is in. (& I have set aside a few to share with a friend. Although the actual determination for what gets shared is nebulus - long & skinny = shared... So I am using up some of these!)
half of the back (I have under 4 yards, but more than 3.75 yards...) as modeled by my other male helper. (The quilt size will be about 66.5 x 85.5.)
And the binding - perfect huh?
As you can see, I have my reds cut out (I am making bow tie block by the way) & I have started to chop off roughly 5 x10 or from the skinny pieces two 5 x? pieces, so that I can later have more manageable pieces to trim & so that the bulk can be put away - now there is a novel idea!
Father's day was fairly uneventful:
Jacob helped with the unwrapping & had more fun with the boxes... (but you probably guessed that, huh?)