I am a scribbler. I scribble sketches, stories, and pattern ideas the old-fashioned way- with a fat pencil and a scrap of paper. I roughly planned out the cutting requirements for a twin-sized Phoebe's Spool Quilt. Instead of 4 X 5 blocks, as I used for the book, this quilt will be 5 X 7. My goal was to find 35 different fabrics from my stash for the center section of each spool block, and a variety of browns for the spool end caps. I am pretty sure I have some off-white muslin or cotton on hand for the backgrounds, and will make do for the shelf strips with whatever I can find.
Here is my stack. There are a few pieces of new fabric in here- like the half dozen fat quarters from Anna Maria Horner's new collection that I bought at Fancy Tiger this summer, but most of it is scraps. I was pleased to find that I had scraps from about six dresses that I made for Laurel when she was a little girl, and I love that I will be able to include those, along with remnants from a few favorite tops I still wear along with a new handbag I made last summer.
Next up, ironing and cutting!