I’ve ordered batting from an online store and it hasn’t come yet – its supposed to be delivered on Tuesday. So, while I’m waiting (I have three tops waiting to be quilted) I cleaned up my sewing space. I’m pretty good about cleaning up when I finish a project; I love it when my sewing room is all tidy and ready for another project. It seems to help my creative process.

Cooking Up Quilts Sewing Space

Now I know it looks like I must like looking at myself while I’m sewing.  NOT!  But let me explain.  This setup used to be a dressing table, full of lotions, makeup, hair pretties….that kind of thing.  Then I left my job, quilting came along, and voila! the space was reborn.  I do talk to myself a lot while sewing, and this way I can look up and see someone looking back at me.  It’s like I’m having a sewing party all by myself!! LOL

Anyway, once my space was cleaned up I couldn’t wait to start something new. I had purchased an Amy Butler Stash fat quarter bundle from Craftsy a few weeks ago without having a plan on how I was going to use it. Today I took those fat quarters out, ironed them all up and started cutting. The prints are pretty big, so I wanted to keep the blocks fairly large to show off the fabric.

I cut 30 8-1/2″ squares, arranged them on the wall, then starting sewing. It took me less than 2 hours to iron, cut, layout, and sew the rows. For me, that’s a record speed!  I don’t have a name for this one yet, if you have a suggestion I’d love to hear it.

Amy Butler Stash quilt

I could stop here, quilt and bind it and have an adorable baby quilt or lap quilt. But I think I’ll add some sashing and another row of fabric squares around the entire quilt just to make it a bit bigger. I’ll have to make a trip to the fabric store to get sashing fabric, so for now this project is on hold. I feel like I’m in a holding pattern on all my projects right now. 🙂 Who knows, maybe inspiration will hit again and I’ll get another project started. Oh yeah!

So, what are you working on this week?

Beth