Monday, April 12, 2021

Still a mess ....

 I've been putting way too many hours at work ... all work and no play makes Carole a dull girl! Time for a change. I've taken a couple of weekends off to spend time with myself. 

The first thing I scheduled was cleaning out the sewing studio. It had become a dumping ground. I've been quite the scattered brain since Covid started and as you can imagine, there wasn't one surface in that room that wasn't covered with something. I also took the time to purge, but obviously, not enough. Sigh!

I have some kits left over from Fibre Junction days that I have no intention of piecing and thought I'd post them on Facebook market place. So far no bites ... the bite I did get (which makes me wonder why I even posted that in the first place) were 2 small Artbin boxes. Not sure it's worth my time to coordinate the exchange of goods. Oh well!

After the cleaning, I actually sat down in front of my sewing machine and started piecing a nine (9) patch quilt I had started cutting last year. I had cut up all of my reproduction charm packs (another attempt at de-stashing). Some were acquired at Market; new 19 Century reproductions fabric lines coming out etc. It will make a nice memory quilt. I'm using muslin for the nine patch block with 19 Century shirting as the alternate block.

Sadly, I did not have enough fabric to make another similar block, but I can make one that is different. I'm thinking of using those blocks to make a smaller quilt using prints in between the nine (9) patch blocks.

Seriously, what else could I do with that bin of scraps?

The pattern is from the book Preserving History by Julie Hendricksen. I love that book!  I also have another flying geese feedsack quilt project going from that same book. I did blog about it here and here.

I first saw the nine (9) patch quilt at Market and fell in love with it.

The original size of the block is 1.5" finished. NO way was I going to turn that into a queen size quilt. So I've increased the block size. It makes it much more manageable!

I haven't continued on that project because ... well my cutting table is still a mess from the hexe project.

I really do need to clean that up. I mean, I do have a fair amount of bags made up of hexe blocks to keep me busy for some time.

Well, that's pretty much it for now. Hope you are keeping busy! Catch you later! Cheers!


Janet O. said...

I think many of us can relate to the "dumping ground" in our sewing room during COVID. Doesn't it feel good to whip it into shape?
I haven't seen that book before, but I am in LOVE with that 9-patch quilt.
My own cutting table is similarly cluttered. I have even grabbed a smaller cutting mat and gone out to the kitchen island to cut, to avoid cleaning it off. :)

WoolenSails said...

I know the feeling and I do need to purge, but then I think, what if I want to do it later, lol. I know I will never do half of the projects I planned so I want to just work on things I enjoy and make me happy. I have the same tree in my sewing room, I decorated it with little yarn balls and mini spools.


Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, I love that 9-patch quilt -- yours is going to be beautiful! My mother, sister and I started a 9-patch quilt like that years ago -- the idea was that we'd make three blocks from each print and then exchange with each other -- we each had a different print picked out to take the place of your shirting fabric. We didn't get very far though and those few little blocks still nag me whenever I uncover them. I really should get them back out and work on that quilt! ;-D Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Needled Mom said...

I love a nine patch block quilt! That one is stunning. Your fabrics will make a beautiful quilt.

Chookyblue...... said...

The nine patches look great...... What size blocks are you making them now.....

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...