Sunday, October 05, 2008

The Weekend Is Over

I went into my sewing room on Saturday to try to put it into some order and after moving fabric around from one place to another and then back again, I finally sat down and laughed. I was making no progress because I kept running into future projects and would stop to think about it and feel the fabric. When I realized what I was doing, I decided to get rid of some of the big pieces I had put back to make Pillow Quilts.

This is the fruit of my labors from the weekend. The Southwest one is for daughter and son-in-law in Kerrville who are into SW and the Dalmation one is for 7 yr old GS. My family (all 3 girls) just love these quilts. For those who do not know about them they are 42" x 72" and fold up into a pocket making a pillow. I can't begin to count how many of these I have made over the last 10 years.

YEA! 8 yards of fabric gone from my stash. I have put away all ongoing projects and refuse to get them back out till I clean up the mess in the sewing room. Need new bins for fabric because some are falling apart, so it is off to Wal Mart I go. New Years resolution!!!! DO NOT BUY ANYMORE FABRIC. Work with what I have. Word to the wise, I have never kept a New Years resolution yet.

My sewing room is the storage closet that was at the back of the garage. When we bought this house we closed it up and cut an opening into it from the laundry room. It is not very big so all my fabric is in bins and stacked to the ceiling. At the moment, I have as much on the floor as I do in bins. There is a path to the sewing machine and the ironing board is at my back. That's all that is needed, right?

Pray for me, I really need help to stay on track in the cleaning up process.


belinda said...

ooooohhhhh ....just a trail... with fabric piled along the way...sounds wonderful!!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Very good idea! I made those pillow quilts years and years ago! I had forgotten all about them!

Linda C. said...

The "spinning" clean-up . . . I recognize that technique. When I realized I've just moved something from one side to the other without putting anything away, it's time for a break!

Fran said...

Guess what I've been doing all day? Yep, been going around and around the sewing room trying to get organized. Am I there yet? Nope but I've got one big messy room at the present, and a new bag to hold the plastic bags.(*LOL*)

I've never hear of these pillow quilts? Where do I get a pattern? (like I need another project). I just love the SW one, I have a daughter who lives in Nevada and has a South Western theme in her bedroom. Gorgeous!

As I said where do I get a pattern?

Got to go, have a sewing room to finish up before I sleep tonight.


Laura said...

I didn't know that you made the pillow quilts Jan. I have never seen one before. Pull one out of the pillow and let us see what they look like.

Fran said...

Yippee!! I got my parcel from you today and I so want to thank you. The cloth is so bright and colorful I can't wait to make this baby. I think I'll take a shortcut and use fleece instead of batting and backing. It will go really fast and since I plan on making a few of them this will be my best bet.

Thanks again, and I sure hope I can return the favor some day. I'll post a picture of the first pillow quilt I make. It won't be long, check my blog next week.

I'm smiling so much my cheeks are hurting. lol

Quilts And Pieces said...

OK, you are making way more progress than me! Good girl!

Fran said...

*LOL*... I hear you girl... I made the same resolution.. we'll see who breaks first. I just received my book from Bonnie Hunter...Wow...You gotta get that if your serious about reducing that stash and using up those scraps. That's my New Years Resolution.. Keep me honest Jan and remind me once in a while if I find mysel tempted...*L*L