Ta-da - the list of things I bought but haven't used - and now will try to find a use for.
1. upholstry fabric - I reach for lighter weight stuff all the time so look for a few projects using some of this heavier stuff.
2. tapestry fabrics - see note above.
3. scrapbook papers - I really need to do some cards and tags. This runs in spurts.
4. Masks - ceramic MardiGras type masks. The plastic eye masks. bought for a party and never used.
6. paper doilies - see note 5.
7. Bright colored embossing powders - found these when deciding on shelf space for the stamp shelf
8. wallpaper pieces - not a clue why I have these.
9. lettering templates - the plastic ones you use a pen or pencil through
10. tiny glass vials (i think they were called watch makers vials)
11. clear christmas ornaments
12. glass nuggets - a grocery bag full - those little round coloered things with a flat back -- ???????
13. glass finish liquid stuff??? similar to diamond glaze
14. unfinished wooden stuff - boxes, purses, birhouses, etc
15. spools of remnant upholstry yarns. bought at the fabric warehouse in all kinds of colors
16. frames - lots of picture frames - big ones - little ones - round ones - funky shaped ones.
17. various office supplies - old notebooks - sheet protectors - file jackets
18. sizzix machine and dies - I actually just broke this out for the mounted ATC but i really need to use it more often.
19. polymer clay -
20. magazines - I buy them a look at them over and over and rarely make any projects out of them. they are just "eye candy"
So, having identified that I need to utilize my magazines in a more deliberate manner, I decided to use a pattern from American Patchwork and Quilting last night for the Roy Rogers Cowboy Quilt. The Blue and White four patch quilt is stunning in the magazine - see page below.
And it looked complicated. So I drooled and turned the page many times before. Last night I actually studied the pattern and discovered only two sizes of squares. A 4 inch one and a 7-1/2 inch one. I can do this. Squares are easy - right. So I get out the Roy Rogers fabric and the denim look fabric and start cutting.
No design wall so it is laying on the floor in the dining room - note a design wall is a requirement for the studio. I did get all of the four patch squares sewn. Loving this so much.
The bright red star is not a part of the quilt. It is a die cut star that I will use to lay out the star quilting lines on the larger squares. The smaller ones will be simple quilted slightly in from the seam all the way around. I have some wonderful red and cream gingham check for the border and I will use a panel of the Roy Rogers, red gingham and the blue to do a large piecing for the backing.
So what do you guys think about it - I used something off the list above (the magazine) and tomorrow begins the use what I have summer. Do I have anyone else joining me for the summer??
Have a wonderful day everyone.