Before Kona Cotton Solids and before Oakshott Cottons there was, of course, Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons. I had an obsession with these for a long time and I still have quite a stack (only a portion below).
Spring cleaning has moved into the sewing room. This is all before, just in case you were wondering. I'm a little disgusted by all the quilts that will never be made, because there is no way in hell I can use all this in my lifetime.
I stole this idea off the internet, as any good peruser would, although, now I can't find where I stole it from. It was a quilter, and there was a photo on flickr - but I didn't favorite it or I would give credit. Anyway, these are storage boards for comic books, they happen to be stiff enough to wrap our fabric around, and the right size 8 1/2" X 11". I had my son go get them for me from the comic book store, I thought he might fit in a little better than I would, he left the first time empty handed, "Mom, they only come in packages of 100, so I didn't get them." Apparently he hasn't looked in my fabric closet like, ever.
I started with the Kaffe shelf, I have blown through the first 100 boards and not even done with the Kaffe's yet. This was a lot of folding! I used pins to hold the end of the fabric, I don't like it to flap around, so I also had to buy a lot more pins, and I only used the boards if I had at least 1/2 yard. I like how you can see a good chunk of the fabric for reference, I can really see the fabrics better than stacking up and down. These are taking up less space than the stacks and I saw quite a few fabrics that I hadn't looked at for quite awhile. I pointed out to my husband that these were space savers and I have more room on the shelf now, his eyes rolled back into his head and pointedly told me to stay away from the fabric shops. Silly man, I shop so much better on the internet. But actually, I can just bring in the fabric from the other closet.
A last bee block for Threadheads Bee. Janice wanted trees for a whimsical forest and she sent little animals to add to your block. I thought 2 penguins swinging in the tree were quite whimsical. My tree top is made from wedges of Kaffe Fassett. I always think everyone must love KF as much as I do! I had to apologize, this was actually due for February, but I had the packet mixed in with March blocks, so it was really late, where I was thinking it was only a little late.
And also the last blocks for Honey Bess. That's 2 bees completed this year. Now, to just keep myself out of anymore for a few months, I have a lot of folding to get to.