I am torturing myself this week.I am sick of all the old fabric that I have accumulated over 22 years of quilting. I'm sick of every time I start a project I'm looking through the same ol' fabric. And since I can't bear to part with it - even if I hate it - I have decided to pull EVERY box of fabric I own (I sort my fabric by color so that's over 120 shoe boxes of fabric!) and cut every piece of fabric into 3 1/2 inch, 2 1/2 inch, and 1 1/2 inch strips to make scrappy quilts. I am saving the fabrics that are perfect for applique but everything else is getting cut. I'm actually pretty excited about this because it means that I will have several scrappy quilts and will soon be able to go fabric shopping again! Oh, speaking of fabric shopping. I bought fabric to back a twin sized quilt two days ago. While I have been rotary cutting everything in sight I thought I would get the backing ready for the quilt...I don't know what I was thinking!!! I only bought 3 yards of fabric!!! 3 yards to back a guilt!!! I apparently forgot how wide the quilt is! Now I have to go back and hope there are 3 more yards available on the bolt! And I don't have anything I can use because I'm mostly an applique quilter so I only buy fat quarters and 1/3's when I buy fabric - I only buy yardage when I'm buying borders, bindings, and backings. And I really don't want to piece a bunch of fat quarters to back this quilt. That wouldn't be fun to hand quilt. So anyhoo, I'm back to the store this weekend for more fabric. gaaah!
Kellie has been in art camp all this week (and next week) and we have been pretty busy around here so this fabric chopping is all I have to show for my week. I hope you have a nice weekend. See you Monday.