Monday, December 19, 2016

sewing room update

Moving things around in the sewing room.  Bags of scraps that have been given to me are moved into large container under the cutting table.  From that location I can sort through pieces by color or size and put away.  I will be able to cut some pieces to go into scrap system drawers quickly at the cutting table.

Over this past year I have let go of some material so it isn't floating around the sewing rooms.  I take it our guild meeting or give to anothe quilter who is making scrap quilts.   I have accumulated a huge pile of strips and strings.  These will go into two projects I have going.  Mini string blocks, 3 1/2" x 3 1/2", will use up the smaller string strips.  Larger strips will go into my 5 1/2" blocks for a large string block quilt.

Off to the sewing area, to work on four patches for the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt.

Friday, December 16, 2016

End of year sewing room organizing

End of the year, time to take stock of what is happening in the sewing room and rooms!  I stretch my sewing area over three rooms.   I have to be careful as projects then get put in various places.  Not a good think.  Out of sight, out of mind.

So...moving things around and putting items where they belong.  Projects in one area, material on shelves or into plastic drawer containers.  Then I can work so much faster and easier on projects to move them to completion.

At the same time, I am taking stock of what projects are on the list or UFO's that have hidden themselves away...My UFO challenge list for 2017 already has 75 projects listed.
Happy String Quilt is finished!  will be gifted and ready for use in this cold winter weather