I am sitting here trying to figure out what to make next – I shouldn’t be doing this as I have three projects going already but they are all hand work and I feel like sitting at the machine for a change of pace as this has been such a hot summer that I am staying inside so much. I got some books out yesterday and this morning to look at and what I thought was going to be easy turned into something not so easy! So many ideas. I thought something easy and fast was what I had in mind and then of course I keep turning pages and come up with things that might not be easy and fast! Do I not like easy and fast?
I am waiting for my fabric that I won before I decide for sure on what to use as I want to see it first – do I want to make something with the fabric that I just won – or do I want to use something from the stash. I have so much right now to choose from. I have stacks of pre-cuts that I either won over the last several years or that I bought (very much on sale!) or were presents.
The books I have been looking through – as you can see I like scrap quilts – some of these have some of the same patterns in them although I didn’t know that when I bought them.
Some of the patterns that have been jumping out at me–
Yes I know that feathered star pattern doesn’t look too easy does it – but I have been looking at this one for five or more years now saying “some day”
And then there is the fabric – I had a note from Judi that the fabric I won is on its way and it should arrive tomorrow already – they are so fast!!!– do I use that or some of these? Not the very colorful dimples in the back there – those are going in the Sedona Star quilt – but the rest – nothing is decided.
And more to add in on anything I decide on – this stash just seems to stay the same – I haven’t been using anything while I have been trying to finish things started – well I take that back I have been pulling from the fabric pictured above for the Patchwork of the Crosses. But I still have all this to use – oh my! Some big pieces – some small – almost every single piece in the stash was bought on sale – I rarely buy anything not on sale.
This small box is packed to over flowing
So many dark colors
And more darks
And more – I was noticing this awhile back that I have way too many darks –
My piece of flannel waiting to be made up into pajama pants is up on the top shelf with all my big pieces of white and cream along with the black that I recently got on sale.
Most of these are little pieces – smaller that a fat quarter – maybe fat eights or less
1/2 yards to over 1 yards with a small stack of what was fat quarters – now less
My basket of red and greens not put away yet from when I finished cutting out for the border on the red and green quilt – need to do that – also my big baskets of scraps waiting to be cut and put into the boxes.
The boxes of cut scraps
Fabric being put aside for the Common Bride quilt
As organized as it is going to be for now! As you can see I have a slanted ceiling in my sewing room – this used to be a porch on the back of the house at one time that was enclosed in to make a small bedroom sometime before we bought the house – one day Mike wants to change this for now – this is it. The sewing machines are in storage bags under the quilting frame and come out when needed and go where the computer is on the Sew Ezi Table.
I do share this room with Mike – this is side – LOL, I think he got the short end of the room the door way, the closet (he has books and stuff stacked up in there) and room for his computer stuff – from the printer/scanner on is my side. I think he maybe has a quarter of the room. It is a long skinny room.
Well this turned into a longer post then intended – I kind of got off topic.
Have a great day everyone