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Sunday, July 08, 2018

Design Wall Monday on Sunday Afternoon

Design Wall Monday may not happen for me. 
I've got myself in a pickle.
 Or a giant mess that I like to call the beginning of some organization
and cleaning and clearing out. 

My sewing room has turned into my own private dumping ground. 
I will not share too many pictures as it's a huge embarrassment. 

It all started after I finished this quilt. 
You can read all about it here if you want to.
All I wanted to do was pull out the UFO for July and make my plan.

First I decided to take care of the backing and batting from the quilt.
I'm trying to do that with each project I finish.
The really big pieces were folded up and put back on the shelf to use on another backing.
Then the smaller strips were cut and put away.
I cut the batting pieces into 14" hunks to use on my quilt as you go string blocks.
These are stored away in a box, ready to use.

So after taking care of that,
I decided to cut a bag of scraps and make a dent in that mess.
I was on a roll so I grabbed another bag.
I have my sewing machine table covered in pile of strips and squares and containers.
It's still like that today. 
I may have created a bigger mess than I started with.
I admit it, I have a scrap problem.
I cannot say no.
Oh Jeez Judy!!
I called it quits for the night, planning to start again in the morning. 

This morning instead of going back in, 
I decided to take care of some paper clutter.
Oh yes, I am a procrastinator! 
I love pdf downloaded patters and have lots.
 and stewing about it for a few months, I finally ordered one for myself.

Now my pattern instructions for my clothes are all taken care of.
I have lots more that just these 3. 

I'm going to purchase a couple of these magazine holders to store them in.
One of these days, I'll start on my quilt patterns that I've printed off the internet.
But not today,
I've chased enough squirrels this weekend.

So through all this chaos I found my July UFO.
Really, I knew right where it was.
Grandmother's Choice Sampler that started in October of 2012. 
I finished the top February 2014.
Backing and binding were ready in the bag.
I just need to cut the batting and give everything a good press 
and get basting.
Or call my friend Jane and have her long arm it for me. 

I did find a few more UFOs I've forgotten about.
Why do I do this to myself. 

No more whining,
I'm going to go clean up my sewing machine table so I can sew. 
Or cut a few more scraps.

Check out the fabulous posts linked up to Small Quilts and Doll Quilts Design Wall Monday


Mary said...

Squirrels are supposed to stay outside, balancing on a wire. I'm glad you found your UFO. Jane does beautiful Quilting. That would get it finished sooner. Cutting up the extra fabrics and batting is a great idea!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Sounds like you are getting thru that dumping ground tho?

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Why is it that a good clean up always makes a bigger mess at first?! Best wishes for success with all your projects, both sewing and organizing.

Suzanne said...

Wow...super organization blitz! I am having a difficult time coming off of vacation and getting back into cleaning and sewing.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Judy! No likes for today, but I sure did enjoy your post. This sounds like something I do - start on one project, and get caught up in cleaning, cutting or straightening. That is time well spent!! Happy Thursday! ~smile~ Roseanne

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Always there is a stage where the clean up gets messier than it ever was. It sounds like you had a good time with the scraps and finding a ufo is not technically a bad thing...LOL. My sewing room is almost always a mess, except when I'm out of town. Happy stitching.