Monday, June 2, 2014

Adventures in Cleaning

My adventures in cleaning the sewing room continue this week.  But progress is slow as I discover "treasures" along the way.  Here are a few:

Twisted Sister Blocks in 30s
I used to teach Twisted Sister (Ami Simms pattern) at guilds, so these were in my notebook.  I'm not a fan of 30s, but if I find a suitable sashing I'll whip this into a small charity quilt.

9-Patches in Taupes and Gold
Nine-patches made from remnants of another project.  I'm sure I have something to go with these. I think I can create something rather charming by combining them with half-square triangles.

Fractured Batik
Begun in a class a couple of years ago, I think I'll just do one or two more inserts on this fractured batik and call it done.  It should hang nicely in some narrow spot in the house.

It's a sad state of affairs when things get buried so deep that you forget you even have them.  ;-{

There's a cutting table in here somewhere!
I pulled all my bagged projects off the shelf and eliminated a few I know I'll be unlikely to do and kept those that I had somewhat started.

But look!  That shelf now holds my fat quarter bins!

Fat Quarter Bins


My New Office
I'm happy to report that I have been fastidious in updating my Book List every time I've come across a book stashed in a project bag or box.

And look at what I did with that empty wall where the project boxes used to be:

Hanging above the table is "Inspiration is Everywhere on the Street Where Quilters Live" -- a guild challenge from many years ago, not my finest work.  The theme was "On the street where quilters live" and we had to include a building and a living thing, as I recall.  There are 14 or 15 "hidden" blocks or patterns in the quilt -- can you find them?

Find and name the hidden blocks
Hop on over to Patchwork Times to see what everyone else is working on.

Happy Summer to All!


10 comments:

  1. Found thirteen. Clever idea!

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    1. Congratulations! Thanks for trying. I have a list of all of them somewhere, but it's buried .....

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  2. Inspiration is Everyone is lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Sophie. And thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Isn't it fun to find things you wouldn't have remembered otherwise??
    I found 9 designs, BTW.

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    1. Congrats on finding 9. Did you catch Rail Fence? Attic Window? Garden Path? Thanks for stopping by and accepting the challenge.

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  4. Wow Libby - you really are working hard on cleaning out aren't you! Doesn't it feel GOOD? I found a few things I had forgotten too LOL!!! I love your hidden block quilt - what a great idea!

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    1. It DOES feel good! The trouble is I keep turning up stuff I want to get working on and I have a couple of deadlines to finish first. Thankfully June is an open month for me so I hope to make lots of progress.

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  5. Oh Libby, I am working on my sewing room, too. I have about 15 women coming to visit my sewing area/studio on Friday, June 13th. Too bad we live states apart, I would have helped you with yours, if you would have helped me with mine. Its better to have a friend helping and a few giggles along the way.

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    1. I've seen on several blogs that others are cleaning, as well. Must be something in the air. I would have loved to have company. Almost done! A guild I used to belong to had a "studio" tour every year or so. I got so many good ideas seeing how others work.

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