Monday, April 16, 2012

I Was Looking

by Karen on April 16, 2012

in quilts, sewing room

I was looking for a page protector to put the copy I made of  Pattern#2 from my giveaway – (leave comment for give away on that blog post) “Location, Location, Location” as it has a lot of flower patterns in it that I want to keep – that was why I bought that pattern to begin with – for the flowers –  and I couldn’t find my page protectors.  I finally found the extra protectors that I had and I realized that I really I’m envious of  Teresa’s Fabric Therapy – organizational skills.  I am fairly organized but not like she is.  She would have known exactly where her page protectors were!!

I have my patterns here and there and every where.  Some are stuffed in this overflowing box – yes I did make a copy of that pattern #2 before it finds a new home on Friday – and it is stuffed in the box!  It is on the top shelf though and out of the way, but I tend to forget to look in it.


More patterns are in this ring binder – these are cut out from magazines – I rarely buy quilting magazines anymore as I find so many patterns on line now.  But there are quilts in this binder that I want to make some day. The only problem is I forget about it-it is on the book shelf and I tend to forget what is on that shelf unless I am looking for something.


I found my extra page protectors at the end of this book!! and what happened was I got started looking through the book and found all kinds of patterns that I had forgotten about – what lovely patterns – full of ideas – like this:


and this:


and this – oh wow what a challenge I thought when I saw this one – how many years ago?


and what about this one – a lot of the squares I am cutting out could go in this one!!


and look at this one – long and skinny – it could hang on a door is what I thought – how many years ago when I saw it.


The list of ideas in this ring binder could go on and on – are you like that too – find all the ideas, cut them out of the magazines and save them – and then forget you have them!!

I really need to keep this ring binder handy and start looking through it some. Smile


Design Wall Monday

by Karen on April 16, 2012

in quilts, Scrap Organizing

I got done with a lot of Joseph’s Coat purple row over the weekend – so glad to make progress.  I will be sewing the purple row soon to the body of the quilt – maybe on Tuesday if I am lucky – then of course making more black circles!  Run on over to Judy at Patchwork Times and see everyone’s work.

Don’t forget to check out the give away and leave a comment on that blog post to get in on some free patterns – 3 winners will be selected on Friday evening.


I did some work on Star Crazy as well, but I admit – not a lot.  I am at the middle about in this length going across.  This much left to do.


On the scraps!  One box of strings completely full!! I have another box started – the box holding the 3 inch blocks didn’t have many in it so I took them out and have it ready for more strings.


The 2 inch blocks started to fill up rapidly when I decided to look through the basket yesterday – I had a lot of cut 2 inch blocks dumped in there from one of the boxes.  I think I got most of them out and pressed –  I do believe that by time I get done with my scraps I will have this box full – maybe started on a second box?


I have also been finding little blocks here and there that had been leftovers from various projects – all small – around 3 inches to 4 inches.  I think eventually they will be in another box or bag – for now they are on the table.  They might go into their own small project – maybe some placemats?


Yesterday we had storms but they got to us later than first thought – I don’t think it started to rain until 4 PM by 7:30 we had this – by morning? well I will have to go outside to find out and I haven’t been out yet!