Monday, March 30, 2009

Quilting Challenge 101

OK this is a bit embarrasing but I have decided to join in the Pat Sloan Quilting group on Facebook... We are doing an Organizing Challenge so here I go.... The before pictures of my quilting studio. I will post my progress as I go
Here is my list of things I need to do to get organized... Feel free to comment and add some ideas if you think I have missed something in my list.

color code fabric stash and place in correct bins
organize and list all UFO's
make UFO goal list deadlines
go thru and organize pattern books
place all tools in the places that are used the most.
Hang batting roll up for easy access to cutting table
organize and store unused yarn and knitting patterns.

Here is my cutting table and my messy guest sewing area. Haven't really decided where to put the Accuquilt system yet so it sits on the guest sewing area.

here is my fabric stash bins... I got the bins from a gift shop that was remodeling and they were going to throw them away....

More fabric and stash to be put away

This is the guest sewing area

My Sewing Area

Quilting Table

I didnt get any pictures of under the quilting table but that is where I normally organize the UFO's.. That is on my list to clean and organize too...

Its been a while

Sorry for being gone so long. I have been very busy. I am almost finished with the 18 quilts for the elementary school that I have been working on... 2 left!!! 18 in one month thats alot of quilting. Here is a picture of what a couple of them look like. They are all done by the classes at the school and will be put up on the wall in the lunch room on display for the schools 50th anniversary

There are 18 of these all together.
As those were quilting out I had the chance to start and finish some quilts of my own.
This one has the borders on it now and is a lap size now too. But it is made for my BFF for her first grandchild that is due in June.

I cut all of these quilts out with my new AccuQuilt system. I am so happy I ordered this product. I really like being able to cut a bunch of fabric all at the same time.
Here is a pic of the "Wishing for Spring" quilt that I started yesterday.

I saw a picture of this quilt on another bloggers site and decided to make it. So I pulled out my batiks and my accuquilt and started cutting. Its very easy and goes together pretty fast. While I was working on that this is what was falling outside. No thats not snow...... Is ASH from the Mt. Redoubt eruption...

the ash gave me a good excuse to stay inside and just sew and quilt......
Happy Quilting!!!