Monday, November 21, 2016
Weekly update: back in the studio
I was the BUPchucker for this year. (A BUP is a Big Ungainly Package. The chucker is the one who sorts all the bags of squares.)
The Baseball Swap began on the newsgroup Rec.Crafts.Textiles.Quilting in 1999 or so. We spun off as a YahooGroup a couple of years later. We swap 6.5" squares of quilt fabric according to the results of Major League Baseball games. Each participant can back a National or American League team, or one from each. For each game your team wins, the backer of the losing team owes you a square. Fortunately one swapper has a spreadsheet to keep track of who owes whom. There were 16 participants this year, though we've had as many as 40.
I backed the Cubs and the Red Sox so I got a lot of squares this year. (The box behind the stack has squares from previous years. They come in handy when I need a little of this color or that color.)
Here's my new project. The pattern, "Solidly Built," was in the Fall/Winter Quilt Sampler. I didn't realize until after I'd begun that the featured shop is in Auburn, Maine, where we used to live. (The shop opened after we moved away.)
Here are four sashing possibilities -- batiks in my stash in sufficient quantity. The magazine uses dark teal. My husband likes the green on the right. What's your opinion?
Of course now that I have broken my no-buy resolution for November I could go out an purchase a yard and a half of dark teal batik . . .
Here are the resolution-busting scrap bags purchased at the quilt show. 33 yards of scraps for $15.00.
See what other quiltmakers are up to on these linkups:
Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday