Tidying up and catching up

Today I spent some time tidying up and organizing my sewing room

Hubby finally hung up my quilt rack, I need to hang some other stuff up now to complete the wall!

2 of my vintage toy sewing machines sit beautifully on top of the rack!

Then I culled some of my old quilt books so that I could fit newer books onto the shelves. I also found space for my third vintage toy sewing machine on one of the shelves and I tidied up my fat quarter CD shelves and made a spot (out of picture) to have my 2, 2.5 and 3 inch scrap square baskets handy to add to frequently with scraps.

Then I started on my fabric closet and couldn't believe how many Christmas fabrics I have! This is just the stuff that is not assigned to a project, I also have two WIPs worth of Christmas prints in other tubs ready to be completed later this month.

I bought some plastic drawers from Walmart to store my batting scraps in because they were getting a little out of hand:

Then I cut up my latest lot of batting scraps. I cut them into 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 inch squares for future QAYG projects and raggy quilts as well as cutting mug rug sized pieces and cushion cover pieces.

Then they got neatly stacked in the drawers with the older batting scraps from my last batting tidy up! 3 drawers of precut batting scraps tells me it is just about time I got around to making the raggy quilt I have already bought fabric for!

After all that tidying up I continued working on my simplified version of Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice mystery quilt:

I have all the star blocks made and need to finish putting together all the square blocks (on the right). So hopefully by Monday afternoon this will be a quilt top, I think it'll look quite nice once completed despite me cheating and making both blocks much simpler than the original pattern!

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