Yesterday was total bust quilting wise. I came home, fixed/ate supper, sat in my recliner to read email and a few blogs and fell asleep. Woke up around 10 just in time to go to bed. LOL! And tonight won't be any more productive as David is meeting me in town after work for a little shopping and supper (didn't go Sunday after all) so I won't be home until late.
I have plans to make a purchase tonight that does violate my personal "no quilt related purchases in August" challenge. I've wanted a design wall for years but in my tiny sewing room just haven't been able to find a big enough wall space. I got to looking this weekend and if I remove the shelf holding my boxes of small pieces (6" to FQ size) and keep the treadmill folded up when not in use (which is like NEVER!) then I have a section of wall 6-7' across by 7' high. Not ideal but since I make very few quilts that are bigger than this without the borders it will certainly be better than grubbing around on the floor to lay out blocks. So I'm off to buy foam-core board tonight while I'm thinking of it and we'll be at Lowe's anyway in the truck. Not technically quilt related, but when you add batting (which I do have on hand) it becomes a quilt tool which was specifically listed in my list of no-no's for this month. Oh well, like I said before, it's my PERSONAL challenge so I can change the rules as I see fit. LOL!
The good news is I can remove that section of shelving because with all my stash purge earlier and the digging around and re-organizing lately I have one whole cabinet almost empty. So the small pieces can now live in there.
In response to some of the comments I've received lately. No I don't think the COLORS in the fabrics I'm using for the Fons and Porter Contest are boring. What I meant by boring was basicaly all Moda Marbles without much texture in the print. They're great - don't get me wrong - but when that's all you use it's kinda , well boring. I like a lot of texture in my TOT's. Like in the group I show in my post from July 30th. But with 3" blocks the larger "prints" in the TOTs would be distracting.
And for those who want me to adopt them keep in mind that I played as big a trick on my sister by sending these to her as she is on me by making me work with 30s. Cause I don't care for 30s and she doesn't care for brights. And to say she's NOT a cat lover is putting it mildly (hard to believe she's my sister, huh?). So I'm also inflicting a little bit of cat fabric on her. **insert very evil grin here** LOL!