It seems like this time of year is always a good time to get organized for the approaching change of seasons (I absolutely can't wait for fall!) and the start of a new school year. So I did a little cleaning and organizing and sorting Saturday. The scrap bin next to my machine is getting full and definitely needs to be sorted soon, but I haven't gotten around to that project just yet.
While looking for things that need to be finished/caught up on I remembered I hadn't made my July Blogger's Block of the Month blocks. Victoria designed a split Ohio Star, but I chose to change mine up a little. I really do love the Ohio Star quilt block...it's one of my favorites.
Just one more month and I'll be able to set these together...and after I finish these I won't have any on-going block of the month projects in the works at all. It will be the first time in several years that I haven't had at least one block of the month going on!
Along with cleaning and sorting I got my "Granny Square"s quilt hung up in the laundry room...I just love it in there! Now if I could just decide what to do with the rest of the wall space!
During the clean/sort/organize session I realized I don't have too many "Works in Progress" but found one I think I'd forgotten about. I started these blocks well over a year ago using fabrics by Tula Pink and the "Small Plates" pattern from The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker, 12 Quilt Projects. I think I quit working on this because I wasn't sure I had enough fabric to keep going, so I gathered all the Tula Pink fabrics I've collected in the past little while to add to the mix. I think I definitely have a good assortment now and plan on finishing this before the end of summer.
It's definitely a good thing to stop and take "inventory" once in a while (even if you'd rather be sewing than organizing). Sometimes I think it helps to really clarify what it is you most want to work on. Just looking over fabric and patterns and imagining what can be made is so much a part of the creative process...a part I really love but sometimes forget to make time for.
And, congratulations to Trish who is the winner of the Fashionable Fabrics $25 Gift Certificate...I'll be e-mailing you Trish!
Thanks so much for stopping by!