I mentioned earlier I had some projects I'm working on for Christmas that are bumping my Halloween Lollipops quilt down a few pegs until after the holidays.
This is a pile of blues and browns I pulled out for a scrappy zig-zag lap quilt. The browns I picked out are really not that putrid, greenish baby-poop color. They match the brown background in the BYU focal fabric really well, actually, but the lighting in my sewing room isn't very friendly to browns at 11:37 at night. It's all half-square triangles, so it's mindless sewing while I catch up on back episodes of Survivor on the CBS app. Seriously, whoever came up with that app wins my love forever.
I'm also working on a red and white project. I love the crisp, clean look of a red and white quilt. Who doesn't? But I lose sleep over the bleeding possibilities. So I picked all my reds and washed them ahead of time. Twice. The first time, I threw in three Color-Catchers and they came out pretty dark.
So I ran them through again with two more sheets. Still pretty dark.
Amazing, isn't it? All that red dye was just waiting to ruin my quilt. Wash and dry, wash and dry. Trim threads and iron. I want to wash and crinkle this quilt before it goes to it's new owner, and I didn't want to take any chances of red ruining the day.
This is what will be taking up my free time in the next few weeks. I'm a "cut-everything-all-at-once" kind of quilter, so that's what I'm working on right now. Cutting out the pieces for three simultaneous quilts. Once I get started putting blocks together, I'll show and tell.