Friday, 17 April 2015

10 days later

OMG 10 days later and my sewing room is still tidy after my marathon cleaning day!

My sewing table only has a few Green Bag Lady Bags sitting on it that I sewed yesterday:

My cutting table has the next 2 projects I'd like to get to sitting ready to tackle and just a few odds and ends on the left side:

The ironing at least found it's way into a basket:

Ebony loves her new dog bed position in a corner by the door
However my WIPs and UFOs pile is growing not getting smaller, all the tubs are full and I keep stacking on top:

And don't get me started thinking about the scrap pile that needs cutting up!

But my sewing room is 'tidy enough' to feel like my sanctuary again. In fact I have started meditating in here daily to help my migraines, I may even buy a comfortable chair for this room to meditate in. It's handy because I can play the MP3 files, Youtube clips etc on my computer. This is the meditation I did yesterday: with a little focus on what I WANT I have managed to enjoy sewing again and finish some projects I have been wanting to get done! Yahoo!!!!!!!!

What's left to do:

  • buttons to sew on a jacket
  • fabric to cut for a sewing class May 8 and 9
  • 4 quilts to bind
  • Green Bag Lady Bags to sew
  • cut up the scraps
And then I tackle the WIPs and UFOs!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Finally done!

About 2 months ago I promised these 4 quilts to a friend who works in a Colorado shelter for homeless families. She needed some small quilts for a charity auction in May. One of the quilts was a 2014 finish and three quilt tops had already been quilted but not bound. Yesterday I finally bound the last one and today I will drop them off to the charity offices. Two are baby quilts and 2 are lap quilts.

It feels so good to finish quilts and distribute them to where they are needed :)

Quilt Retreat Finishes

I spent 3 nights at the CRQC Spring Retreat last week and managed to sew top hems and handles on 81 bags for the Green Bag Lady Project, finish two quilt tops and almost finish another one.

Here they are:

I began this quilt at the winter retreat and just had to finish the borders. It is a scrappy quilt that contains 6 blocks each consisting of 100 scrappy 2.5 inch squares and the scrappy border also contains 116 scrappy 2.5" squares. So that means it has 716 squares! It is almost twin size.

I also paper pieced the 9 pinwheels for this baby quilt and finished the quilt top. And because they were paper pieced the points lined up perfectly!

And I got 30 of 36 blocks made for this paper pieced lap quilt. I hope to finish this quilt top within the next 2 weeks. Although it looks blue in this picture that color is more of a teal.

So retreat was fun as usual but I got back Sunday afternoon and I haven't even unpacked my sewing supplies and put them away and today is Wednesday already!