Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mission Completion

Holy #$%^&*, I should make lists more often! I finished 7 of the 8 things I listed in my last posting. The 8th is also coming along nicely! Next week, I will make a new list and we will see how that goes... LOL

1. Z and R's Pirate Quilts are finally DONE!
Pirate Quilt Zach

Pirate Quilt Ronin

2. A&B's quilt is complete and already in Texas waiting for her to be surprised by it.
A&B's Quilt Finished

3. The STUD #2 Quilt is home and was well received!

4. Stephanie's Baby Clothes Quilt is in the mail and might arrive tomorrow!
Steph's Quilt

5. Mini Quilt in a Bag will be in the mail tomorrow.

6. Think Cherries will also be in the mail tomorrow.

7. Happy Toadstool arrived at it's new home!

8. Aunt Dianna's quilt... I have the rows complete, but have to iron them and sew all 20 together then find a color for the border and add borders.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Super Busy...

So I have eight projects going on at once right now....

1. Binding Z and R's Pirate Quilts

2. A&B's quilt should arrive today and needs bound by the end of the week.

3. Just finished the STUD #2 quilt and it is on it's way home.
STUD #2 - Paper Piecing

4. Stephanie's Baby Clothes Quilt (I have 49 blocks done, but have to cut and add sashing to them all then assemble them by the end of the month)

5. Mini Quilt in a Bag quilt with the following fabrics (top is done and layered, but needs quilting and binding not due until March 14th)...

6. A swapbot Fat Quarter challenge... Think Cherries... Barely started and due March 1st.

7. This week I made my second softie ever for a swapbot swap entitled the Happy Toadstool!
Happy Toalstool

8. Aunt Dianna's quilt (blocks are done, but it is on hold while I work on the above 7 things).

So I have been working rather hard to get things done and still have so much too do!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My Sewing Spaces

On a blog I like to read, Sew Mama Sew, there is a contest and tag game about people's sewing rooms. So I am going to participate...
  • What do you usually sew? Renaissance Costumes, Quilts and recently Stuffed Dolls
  • When you shop for fabric, what size cuts do you usually buy? If you see something beautiful, but you don’t have a use for it right away, how much do you buy? I like to buy FQs and up to a yard of things I like and novelties. If I love it, then it depends on the price. I have 5-6 yards of the Moda Strawberry Lemonade fabrics I found on sale.
  • Do you buy on impulse or do you go out looking for something you need? Both, normally I need one thing and bring home many.
  • Are you a pre-washer? If you are, do you wash your fabric before you need it, or only when you’re ready to use it? Nope, I love the crinkly look.
  • Do you iron it? If I wash it, yes, otherwise only if it is very wrinkly and I need to cut it.
  • How do you sort it? Color or collection and separate out polka dots and stars.
  • Do you have any special folding techniques? Not really.
  • How do you store your fabric? On shelves, in tubs and stacked. See pics...
  • What tips do you have for building up a well-rounded stash? Always look at the sale section!
  • When do you say enough is enough? Never!
  • What are some of your favorite stash-busting projects? Doll Quilts!
  • Do you have a current favorite print in your stash? I am really into Kawaii right now and love the fairytale line from kokka.
  • What’s your definition of the perfect stash? Well used, organized and bright!
Here is a view when you look into the door of my sewing/laundry room...
Sewing Room 011

Books and WIP storage...
Sewing Room 012

My precise scrap storage... LOL
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Former Sewing Table and Current Organizing/Packing Table...
Sewing Room 014

Color Coded Quilting Fabrics...
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The Closet...
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Where I actually sew... The Dining Table!
Sewing Room 007