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!
Your article is a timely one for this Calico Quilter. I too just finished sorting through my cupboard, folding and refolding fabrics and going through blocks I had tucked away, projects started a while back. I have just recently refocused my direction and am quilting like mad these days. I enjoy your blog; it reminds me that there are kindred spirits out there who have similar interests and take time to share. I appreciate you 🙂
I have read your blog for long now and there´s something that I really
like in your work.
Your way to put fabrics together!!!
How I wish I could do the same!!!
My english isn´t good enough to find the right words, (or to spell them right)but I think you are SO good at that!!!
Ohio star is one of my favorites. The bloggers bom looks wonderful!!
Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!! :o) Thanks Sherri! I am so excited to have won! :o)
Your scrap basket is full of possibilities! And I just love your quilt. It will be gorgeous all put together.
Have a great week. :o) Trish xo
Elizabeth and Gary says
Me too! The Ohio Star is one of my favorite patterns. I am working on a Ohio Star for my grand-daughter I will post it when its done.
Just last weekend I spent a day cleaning out my sewing closet, I had to buy three more tubs to store fabric in…LOL
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth
Sometimes I just need a good organizing session! Even if I am right in the middle of a project, it helps to just organize everything, sort of calms the whole room down (even if you can't SEE the clutter, you KNOW it is there)!
I'm partial to Ohio Stars as well. Perhaps because I live in Ohio. I do have a quilt with Ohio Stars in the border. Your blogger BOM is so soft and pretty. I fell off the wagon.
Everything looks wonderful. I just love it all.
Bari Jo says
I have not made an Ohio Star block yet, but now I want to! Your granny squares quilt looks great against the new paint in the laundry room! Your work is always so pretty!
Sinta Renee says
The star blocks are so cute! Congratulations to Trish!!! woohoo!
Talin's Corner says
I do not envy you, but I will when all your sorting is done. I love a clean sewing room. Your Granny Square quilt is beautiful.
Mama Pea says
I love your granny square quilt in the laundry room! It looks great. I have wayyyy too many projects going on right now. I took stock a while back and told myself I had to finish some before starting something new. I've been doing pretty well. But I feel some new starts coming on, which probably isn't good. 🙂
Your quilt looks wonderful hanging in your sewing room. With not too many on-going projects, I'll bet your head is swimming with ideas!
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Carrie P. says
it seems like a lot of bloggers are cleaning up their sewing spaces.