New Project:

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?



About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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2 Responses to New Project:

  1. carolegoldquilts says:

    Zippy? It was zippy-quick to make, and the stripes are zippy looking! I’d probably go with Yvonne’s ideas and call it Floral Dream or August Flowers. Those sound lovely!

  2. Hmmm, so floral. How about Dream of Flowers (makes me think of napping with the quilt) or Flowers in August (since you made the quilt in August). I don’t know, not too creative on either of those two names. Your space looks so tidy!

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