I’ve been in a ‘get it done, move it out’ kind of mood lately. This sounds bad, but I have so many projects started, and have so much fabric thrown all over the sewing room that I can’t stand it. Projects and stacks of fabric have started creeping into Anthony’s bedroom and are even making their way into my living room. It’s driving me crazy and it has to stop!
(Did that sound like the rant of a crazy woman?? Probably more like a very overwhelmed woman…)
I finally decided to take control of the situation, start finishing some things and move them out of my house.
I started with a stack of baby-size quilt tops that I promised our local Quilts for Kids group I would quilt. They’ve been piled in Anthony’s closet for a while now. Why? Who knows. They got put in there and I forgot about them until I needed room in the closet. It’s time to get them done and to the kids where they belong.
So I loaded them on the frame and quilted them up. It was a good opportunity to practice a few quilting motifs like loopy flowers and big swirls.
Those swirls still need some work but they’re getting better.
Speaking of big swirls, do you follow @rubybluequilts on Instagram? If you like to see pics of beautiful free motion quilting you might want to check her out. She does all her quilting freehand and her work is amazing. She makes the prettiest swirls.
I’d love for you to follow me on Instagram too. I’m almost to 600 followers – when I get there I’m having a giveaway, you know, to move out more fabric!
For now, back to the baby quilts:
I finished this stack of quilts and they are ready for delivery. There’s another one that somehow didn’t make it into the picture. Only one has binding, but there is a lady in the group who loves to bind quilts and so she gets to do them. I love that! Quilt them up and send them on their way!
I’m also delivering a stack of flannel I bought from JoAnn’s one Black Friday a couple years ago, and a bolt of Minky my friend Julie found for me. These fabrics will be perfect for the group to use on more quilts. So everyone wins! The kids get quilts, the group gets fabric, and I get a little less clutter.
I still have a few of these baby tops to quilt, but I feel good about the progress I’ve made. Hopefully, this mood I’m in continues for awhile and I’ll get more projects finished!
In other news, I was hoping to show you progress on my Alison quilt but there is none. None! Sigh. Life jumps in sometimes and redirects my plans and that is exactly what happened on Friday. But the good news is that it is loaded on the machine and I’m ready to start quilting. And, I have a quilting plan! 🙂
Clearing out some of these projects and fabric is my crush for this week’s Main Crush Monday. What’s yours? I’d love to hear about what you’re working on and what has you excited to be in your sewing room this week – here’s how you can link up: