Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Its Progress, Here

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It’s quilted.  I finished it this afternoon and am very pleased with how it has turned out.  Now all I have to do is make up the scrappy binding and this comfort quilt is good to go.

 

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I used a panto and I know I took a picture of both it and the name but for some reason it didn’t make it so I will retake those pictures and share them later.

 

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The quilting does not show on the back unless you look at it at an angle.  Usually I like that Winking smile but this time I had no tension problems or breaks so I would have been happy to have the quilting show.  However, since this will go to a child it is probably best that it doesn’t show anything, quilting or dirt.

 

When I finished the quilting I started working on the Underground Railroad quilt: I squared up the blocks and began sewing the sashing between the blocks.  As I walked into the sewing room of the studio I suddenly really saw what that room looks like.  016

You would have thought I would have noticed that mess before but I tend to just see what I am working on and not anything else.  Well, I took the picture so I would be so embarrassed that I would make time to find that table top, and the one you can’t see to the right.  There must be at least 4 projects scattered out in that space. 

However, when I turned to walk into the next room, the cutting a pressing room, this was what I saw:

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Well, my goodness, there seems to be a pattern here.  So now, here is my dilemma, do I take some time to really clean this up or do I use that same time to get some sewing and/or quilting done.

Well, I guess I will take some time to ponder that question, so I’ll get back to you as to what my priorities are.  Be right back

10 comments:

  1. love the quilting....so beautiful and the quilt in your header as well...my sewing area looks the same, and honestly...I get more work done when it's a mess, cause when it's clean, i'm afraid to start something and mess it up..crazy, I know.

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  2. The tumbler quilt is very pretty and will surely make someone smile big!

    My sewing area was getting to the point where I was having to move two or three or four things to find something else--that was my impetus to spend a couple of hours cleaning it up. But my sewing area is only half of a 10x12' room, so it isn't as daunting to clean as your big spaces! Hope you find a happy medium in there somewhere between creativity and clutter :)

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  3. I don't think you can have a neat sewing area while you are working on more than one project. I like to work on more than one thing, so I don't get bored with what I'm doing. Sometimes I need to take a break from one thing and work on something else to get back the "fun" in the project. I love that you showed your "mess". That is a lovely comfort quilt--it will be loved.

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  4. My room gets like that too when I have a quilt on the frame, lol. The frame somehow ends up being a table when not in use, so every time I want to do a quilt, I have to find places for all the junk!!! So don't feel alone.

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  5. Now...don't think you should be any different than the rest of us! If you soon show a photo of a super-neat sewing area, you will just make the rest of us feel guilty, so keep that mess....we are all comfy with seeing that! :) (I only neaten mine up when I have to relinquish use of my "sewing room" to the grandkids since it is their bedroom when visiting us...otherwise, it is a perpetual mess!)

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  6. I don't want to be the odd one here:(
    but for me I cannot start a new project until I've pickup my sewing and everything is put away???? Is there something wrong with me?LOL
    However, your quilt is lovely:) and does it really matter how your room looks like you just have to think of it this way you created something beautiful:) HAPPY QUILTING.

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  7. I am also odd have to clean before I start another project. My room is only 9x9 so it is necessary for me to do that.

    Love the quilt and quilting.

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  8. It may be a tad messy, but you haven't seen my sewing space. Even so, your sewing room looks like it has a lovely setting. And you did a great job on the quilting so please do let us know the name of the pattern.

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  9. If this is how you feel comfortable working then just enjoy it, life is too short to worry about tiny details like a mess. Now dirty that’s another story. SO just keep on been happy quilting in your nest!!!!!. Glenda

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  10. Don't worry! It is a healthy mess! Great projects! Brazilian kisses...

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