Saturday, June 26, 2010
On a mission......................
Since school let out I have been on a mission in this room. I put most of the fabric on a five-shelf baker's rack to open up the floor and I love it!!! Now that I can see it all, I have more and more ideas on how to use it.
I am also making a conscious effort to put fabrics, rulers, cutters, etc. away when I am finished using them so that they don't lay around and clutter up the room.
The final part of my mission has been to finish up some UFOs. I have a large plastic tote with tops in various stages. So far I have pieced the backs for five of them and four of them are at Donna's (my long arm artist). I told her to feed them in here and there, no hurry; I also told Kevin to ignore the checks written to her.
Other quilts in the tote need borders of one kind or another. My Bear-inagoddavida needs three borders - and I've decided to make the HSTs for the sawtooth border keep with the pattern. I think it is going to look amazing! I also have a stack-n-whack, a churn dash made from swap blocks, a nine-patch made from leftover blocks, my Almost Amish Bear Paw and my Guild President's Quilt.
The great thing is I don't feel so overwhelmed by UFOs anymore and I am determined to get these done before I start anymore projects. I don't know if that will happen, but I've made a big dent in the pile and I feel good about it.
And who knows... after spending money on quilting, maybe Kevin will see that investing in a mid-arm/long-arm isn't such a bad idea after all :o)