I am in an ornament exchange on Mary Lou Weidman's Yahoo group and I made these 24 5" x 5" ornament blocks for the exchange. You can't see it, but I did fancy machine decorative stitching on 12 of the blocks. It was fun, but it uses so much thread. It also tends to pucker if you don't use an interfacing. I didn't want to add the extra weight, so I just ironed the puckers out as much as I could. I am the collector and distributor for this exchange, and some of the ornaments that have come in so far are real beauties. It will be interesting to see what I put together when the exchange is all done. Any ideas?
I also finished this mug rug top. The two with the deer heads are still in progress. I am excited to have the next three full days in the studio. It seems like it has been a long time. I have a long list of things to get made for Christmas, so it is good to have these days.
I have been thinking about New Year's resolutions. It is about that time, after all. One of the things I want to do is organize my stash better. My stash is made up mostly of bigger scraps. I see that some people pre-cut their scraps into 2.5" strips or squares so they are ready to pull for quilting projects. Others do this plus making strings for other projects. I am torn about just what to do at this point. I would appreciate hearing about how you organize your stash of smaller than fat quarter pieces.
Until tomorrow, joyful quilting, everyone.