Monday, July 9, 2012

I’ve Been Busy

All this past week I have been beginning a reorganization project in the studio.  I began by emptying a large 9 shelf storage unit in order to replace it with this:

It is much smaller and I had to find new homes for much of what was there.  What is left for this “wine rack” is all the UFOs that I unearthed, many of which I didn’t remember (2007 and up). 

The top two boxes are BOMs: green for the ones that are completed but not yet made into a quilt and the purple one is for ongoing BOMs. 

The wine rack is solid wood and wrought iron: very heavy, but small enough that I now can get to all of my design wall.

Design Wall 7-9-12
So on my design wall today are two of the many UFOs.  On the right is Star Struck by Bonnie Hunter (I attended a workshop with her which was wonderful).  This will not get any larger but soon I will plan borders for a child’s quilt.

To the left is the result of a workshop where we learned how to use a wedge ruler. 

tree skirt-maybe
My plan was to make a Christmas Tree skirt but somehow I seem to have fallen down on the job.  I have several more segments done so we will see how close my circle gets.

Block 9 finally
Another UFO I have been working on is my Henrietta Whisker’s blocks.  I embroidered the first 8 while we were in NC and I just made 9th block over the  weekend.  I still need to applique it down but that will get done soon.  It is the last block and then I just have the setting pieces and final applique to do and I will have another top that needs quilting. Sarcastic smile

CD Block 3
I also have prepped the pieces for Block 3 of Carol Doak’s BOM.  This will be the first thing I do this morning (after dishes, laundry, etc.) and I will feel so good when at least one BOM is on time. Angel

ugly fabric
I even decided on what fabrics I will be adding to my ugly fabric challenge fabrics.  The pink is added and I will also be using a white.

ugly fabric plan
And this is my plan.  The block was a Quilt Pro block of the day which I redrew in EQ7 and then designed the plan on the right.  Now, of course, I just have to begin making the blocks, always a problem when I have so many projects going at the same time.

NC fabric
I forgot to share the last of the fabrics I bought at Mary Jo’s.  Isn’t it beautiful?  I have no idea what I will be using it for but I have 2 yards of it waiting for inspiration.

NC overalls
And one last picture.  These are the overalls I found in an “antique” mall.  Of course they are not old but I fell in love with them.  And they are oh so comfortable.  I now have almost enough overalls to wear a different pair every day.  DH says I am still a hippie from the 70s and I guess in some ways I am.

That said, I guess it is time to get on those household chores so I can get back to all my waiting projects.  And you can get over to Judy’s blog to check out all the other Design Walls.


andsewon said...

Goodness you are really on the ball with your UFO's!That is a very neat new storage unit! I use to wear bibs but not quite as colorful as these! Cute!

scraphappy said...

So many great UFOs, it must be hard to settle in on one with all that temptation. Enjoy whittling down the list.

Judy D in WA said...

Isn't it wonderful that we probably will never run out of something to work on? LOL Love your wine rack! And your bibs! How fun.

Vicki said...

look at all those pretty project and so organized too. I need to go through my sewing room today. it is one big piled up mess. yours looks great.

Sue said...

What a great way to repurpose a wine rack. Your projects are all looking good. Kaffe Fassett uses a lot of stripes. You may want to Google his designs for some inspiration using that lovely fabric. Strip pieced or string quilts might give you some ideas, too. I love the overalls. They look fabulous.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm sure loving your Heneritta block!

Melinda said...

How organized you are. Love the overalls.

Denise :) said...

Lots of fun stuff going on at your place!! I adore the Henrietta block -- such fun blocks for that BOM!! And your new fabric is WILD!!! :)

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your organization! You are sure to get more projects finished when you keep track of them like this. I look forward to seeing the Henrietta quilt come cute!

LynCC said...

Woohoo! Way to get those UFOs organized and going. My UFO collection is massive, and I'm looking forward to the day when we can buy a house here and get everything out of storage so I can get back to full-steam-ahead on that work. Your Henrietta looks terrific - I do love that quilt. And I can't wait to see what the Carol Doaks project looks like. Nice to see you at BOMs Away!