Almost all of the books are packed, so now it's time to pack the fabric. My stash has two parts...hunks of fabric that are one yard or more. When I first started quilting, I bought larger pieces. Now, however, I tend to prefer half yards. So the stacked fabric tends to be older fabric. This is the stack of dark blues.
Here are the medium blues. Obviously, with use, the values get mixed.
And here are the light blues. I don't yet know how much fabric I can pack in a small box. I also don't know whether I should first pack it into a plastic bag or put it straight into the cardboard box.
As I was taking pictures of the blue fabric, Molly realized that I needed her help.
Then Molly helped me by climbing into the box as I was packing the blue fabric.
I thought I was making progress without her help.
Molly disagreed then decided to take a nap.
While Molly takes a snooze, I can show you some of the quilts I packed yesterday. This is a yellow and green trip around the world variation that was inspired by fall colors...although it screams spring too.
And this was a small quilt I made as part of a class I took with Carol Taylor. She was showing improv curves, skinny strips and spiral machine quilting...all combined in a single quilt.
And this one doesn't have a name. I made it to feature a rather strange orange and turquoise fabric. The fabric strip surrounded by orange strips is the same fabric as the fabric strip surrounded by the black strips. If I run across that fabric again as I pack, I'll take a picture of it so you can see how cool it is...and worthy of its own quilt.
And this quilt was also made in the 1990's. I have forgotten the name of this pattern.
And I think this bento box wallhanging was made in the 1980s.
Last but not least, I thought I should show you the Momma Bear's technique for picking unripe peaches. She stood up on her hind legs, pulled the main tree branch down with her front paws, and then picked the peaches with her mouth. One of her cubs is scouting around in the grass/weeds under the tree on the right side of the photo.