I finished up the baby name quilt commission. The binding is a kelly green, but the light makes the bottom edge looks blue.. weird. This is the 13th finish so far in 2012. I feel like I should have more done so far, though. In my head I know that I have made a lot of progress.. but I also know that I’ve been lazy these past few weeks, and I haven’t gotten much sewing or quilting done. I sorta lost my mojo this month, not sure why. I just haven’t felt like sewing. I’ve not been sick, really, just not feeling like myself. Whenever I get the blahs like this, I know that one thing that helps is to get outside, into the sunshine, and DO something. I went down to the lakeshore last week, and took pictures of ducks in the water. It seemed to help, but then I came home to my atrociously messy sewing room, and was blah again. SO, the next step is to get my sewing room organized. I have a real plan on how to organize my scraps and get them cut up into usable sizes. It will likely take weeks to get all the cutting done. Too bad I don’t have one of those nifty Go Cutters.. meh. Dream on, lol. They are way too expensive for my budget. I am lucky if I can afford to replace my rotary blades in a timely manner. I will not tell you how long I have had the same blade on my cutter, because you would be appalled. But, I will put on a new blade for all the scrap cutting I will be doing. because I know it will help a lot with reducing fatigue in my wrist and shoulder.
For anyone who is curious, I basically use Bonnie Hunter’s guidelines for my scraps. She suggests cutting them into usable sizes, that play together well. You can read more about Bonnie’s ideas on scraps at her Quiltville site. I cut my scraps into 1.5″, 2″, 2.5″ and 3.5″ squares and strips. I don’t cut 3″ because they don’t play well with the other sizes. I also cut “bricks” in 2.5″ x 4.5″
So in my plan to get my sewing room organized, I took a couple before pics, just so you can see how bad it was. I will wait to show you those until I have some after pictures to compare it to. Otherwise it’s just too embarrassing..