Adventures in the life of a gorram nerd

This upcoming weekend, a friend of mine is photographing my finished quilts so I can get them listed on Etsy and a few will be pattern covers, once I write the patterns up. So this and last week have been filled with finishing quilts. I’ve attached the binding onto 3 quilts and have cut the strips for 2 more. This also involved going through my boxes to find a specific fabric that I wanted to use for the binding, which was in the very bottom box in the stash (of course). In the process, I found my Wizard of Oz, Candyland, and Peter Pan fabrics which I plan to sell on Etsy. It’s been a productive week… just not many exciting pictures.

But… while trying to finish projects and realizing how many I have in the queue and saying no new projects or fabric… I of course bought fabric and committed to a new project. Obviously.

The fabric was a Massdrop deal. I got 75 beautiful solid fat quarters by collection. And I got it for only $1.50/FQ which is a ganga of a deal (my credit card didn’t quite appreciate how good of a deal it was).

Free Spirit Fabrics Denyse Schmidt Modern Solids  Kona bay Kona Kotton Cotton Michael Miller Solid Solids Fat Quarter Quarters FQ Massdrop

I put the fabric up on my cabinets at work and am enjoying just looking at the fabric, so they might be hanging out at work for awhile. It’s so pretty and pet-able.

Free Spirit Fabrics Denyse Schmidt Modern Solids  Kona bay Kona Kotton Cotton Michael Miller Solid Solids Fat Quarter Quarters FQ Massdrop is doing a cross stitch-along for April and May. In April, we submit patterns and vote. In May, each week, they post one of the winning patterns and everyone cross stitches it. There will be 4 patterns total. Here is my submission from Adventure Island 2.

Sprite Stitch KG Cross Stitch PC Stitch Adventure Island 2 NES SNES Dinosaur Fireball sprite grid

Cross stitching is a little tough on my hands and just not my favorite thing in general, so my plan is to participate with fabric squares. Each block is 50 pixels x 50 pixels, so I’d do 50 x 50 squares = 2500 squares. Times 4 blocks. So I’m insane. I want to try out a technique using fusible backing that I read on Cora’s Quilts. The basic idea is that you cut each individual square, glue them onto a grid, and then sew along the grid. I’ve seen this done before and have been intrigued but after reading Cora’s Quilts’ wonderful How To and seeing her Nintendo quilts, I am prepared to try this. And will jump in with 10,000 squares because, why not? Assuming I can get myself to remove the office decor, my plan is to use the FQ solids.

There will be some prep work over the next 2 weeks but the bulk of this project starts in May!

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