Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Aren't all quilts scrap quilts?

Okay, I don’t know if this conversation happens between your spouse or not, but it is an ongoing debate between my husband and me.
 His side of the debate stands at you have to cut up large chunks of perfectly good fabric, that could be used as a blanket just the way it is, to make different blankets. Therefore, the cut fabric is a scrap of the larger perfectly good fabric. Blah!
My side of the debate is yes, it can be used as a blanket/quilt as is, and some whole cloth quilts are just that with beautiful decorative quilting done. But in general, it’s the artistic side that causes the cutting of large pieces from the bolt. Scrap quilts are scraps of fabric leftover from other uses. Usually one does not go out and buy loads of fabric for a scrap quilt. Like when you see a quilt and you go buy the fabric just for the purpose of making that quilt. That is not a scrap quilt. The fabric for scrap quilts was bought for another purpose and served its purpose. The scrap pieces are just that scrap.
So, that is the playful bantering that goes on at my house whenever I go buy more fabric for a quilt. Does your spouse have a different way of thinking about an aspect of your sewing/quilting?

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Happy 4th Weekend!

Whew! It's been a great long weekend so far.... I hope yours has been just as good as mine. The only problem I've had this weekend is I can't find my jump drive to upload pictures. So, sorry for the cruddy pictures from my ipod. This is what my Sunday looks like right now.
 Wheat Harvest for those of you who are non-famers. ;) I'm sitting on my front porch enjoying the view and some leftover 4th of July cake. I hope to start ripping out a broken zipper on a jacket soon. I think I should take more of my ripping projects outside. Well, that is until I get bitten by a bug and swell up. Screening in the porch is on the To Do, but it's defiantly not near the top. Anyways, just thought I would pop on and say HI! Here is a picture of the fireworks we seen on Friday.