Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Midweek Miscellaneous

I've been cleaning my sewing room today...  Not my favorite job, but something I promised myself I would do before I sat down to work on anything.  And, of course, I am always so proud of myself after I've gotten it done.  The space looks so much more inviting now!

This is only one end of the room, and there is still more to be done.  When I turn around and look the other way, I see my sewing machine table and its mess of thread spools that need to be organized.  Maybe tomorrow!  Plus (not shown) there are still bins of books I brought home a year ago from my classroom after retiring from teaching.  Still not sure what's going to happen with them, so there they sit!

Last night this was hanging on my design wall - 

Today, it looks like this - 

I've been participating in the CrossCut Quilt Along over on Instagram with Debbie of A Quilter's Table. We've had steps to follow each day since Monday and I've been keeping up!  I'm not always that efficient! But this has been fun, using just some layer cake squares of Modern Background Paper I had leftover from another project and 1" strips of a couple different dark red fabrics to create the original cross blocks.  I'll post more about this later in the week, after I decide on my final layout and sew the blocks together.  If you're curious to know more, a link to her tutorial is here.

Happy Wednesday!  I think I'll link up with Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts because I haven't in a long time!


Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Doesn't it feel good to have a tidy up now & then! Lucky you to have a cutting table, I'm still down-on-the-floor for that part of the process! The 'crosscut' blocks look great, thanx for the link!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You have been really busy! You are welcome to come clean my sewing room any time!!

DianeLoves2Quilt said...

I had a two year old granddaughter and her parents visit this month for a week. She slept on a twin mattress on the floor of my sewing room. Ever try childproofing that minefield of rotary blades, pins, scissors, towers of fabric? I am still trying to uncovered where I hid stuff. I did a good job. I cannot find it all. The silver lining is that as I uncover it I put it back in a much more logical location. Click the heels of your ruby slippers and repeat...Cleaning is a good thing...Cleaning is a good thing...Cleaning is a good thing...

Vicki in MN said...

Your room is way cleaner than mine will ever be!! I just have way too much stuff, but I ain't gettin' rid of it either!!!!!!! Your cross cut is looking good.