The week just flew by! I did manage to get some quilting done on my Halloween table topper and am almost finished with the machine quilting. It will be going to a special friend and I do want it to be as darn close to perfection as can be! lol Funny how I construct ideals for people and then place pressure on myself to master perfection. Gosh, that is so silly.
I have come to the conclusion that I need more Halloween fabric in my stash! I've been eyeing the Thimbleberrie's Mr. Halloween Party collection. I just love that moon fabric!
On a different note, I know that some of you like to work on various projects at the same time. Well, maybe not but I sure like too! Since Kim seems to think that Darlene is writing a book on quilting, I thought I'd also contribute a page to Darlene's book. What are friends for hey?!?.... I'm interested in how you keep you numerous projects organized.
This is one of the methods I use to keep a quilt project organized. In this case the blocks are done and what is left is to piece them together. Under the blocks are the border fabrics and backing.
By keeping everything together, I ensure that I wont take fabric designated for that quilt and use it on something else.
Now I don't have a basket, yet, for all my projects. I'll use a box and other times well, it's just scattered around my sewing room. Amazingly, I seem to find everything. lol
My hand applique projects are organized in 3 (three) plastic bins that you see on your right. Please, don't mind the mess!
Because of the numerous fabrics required for a hand applique project, this helps keep it all together and avoid wasting time searching for the project.
The top 2 (two) bins are designated for projects that are presently being worked on, in this case the Wildberry Vine quilt and the Baltimore Country Cousin. The third bin is for projects that are in progress but not being worked on. That's where my Winter Sentry came from! ;o) Oh, and to be honest, I have bags scattered around my stash closets with hand applique projects!
The large blue bin on the left is for abandoned UFO's and fabrics for future projects. Unfortunately, I have way more fabric purchased for a projects than the size of the bin. The excess is intertwined with the stash. So I rely a lot on my memory and so far so good! I think! lol
And, when my project is really small, like the stars on the Winter Sentry, I keep them organized in a small plastic bag.
After I finish machine quilting the table topper, I do plan on making the stars and hopefully having a flimsy on my hand to show you.
I'm curious, how you keep your projects organized?
I do hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thank you so much for stopping by!