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Saturday, July 28, 2007

This week I have been trying to set up a pleasant sewing studio down in that basement......


I've looked at "organized sewing rooms" on line and have slowly put some things in place...including getting the maple colored shoe cubby from Target for some fat quarters.

There is still a lot to sort and pitch but, I have to "play" along the way!

The project which has taken me away from the daily grind now.....



making blocks for this scrappy quilt! the first step is to cut lots of scrappy 1" X 22" strips (from fat quarters if you have them) and sew them into sets of 14. Press. Cut this "striped" piece into sections 2.5" wide. This will be the lattice, with red cornerstones, 2.5 X 2.5 inches. The log cabin blocks all have black centers. The reds and blacks are what gives rhythm and bounce to this quilt! Of course, the zippy stripped lattice doesn't hurt either!

Now , since this is a scrappy quilt, that means I really need to think twice about any fabric I was "tired of" and ready to give away! In scrap quilts, anything goes!!!!

11 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Oh, to be organized like you are. I bet it is the most wonderful feeling. My basement is a total disaster and I cannot face it. I have so much stuff!

Julie

LisaOceandreamer said...

OMG Lila....do you know what you've done? You have given me the PERFECT solution to my fabric storage issue as well as some other things....I've been "planning", or trying to, how to best revamp my studio - and that shoe cubby is perfect for the sewing section!!! I figure I could mount them on the wall with L-brackets - most of my fabrics are fat quarters! Not to mention I could house my button jars in them etc. I am SO excited now! THANK YOU!!

oh and that quilt? FABULOUS!!

XOXOX
Love,
Lisa

lila said...

Hee,hee! If I published the phtos of the mess that is still in my living room while am I putting this space together, you would know what kindred spirits we truly are, Julie!
Lisa, those cubbies, by Rubbermaid, are designed to hook onto a wall support system, I just left off those "hooks" so that I could stack it.

Gemma said...

So impressed with your beautiful quilts Lila...and in awe of your paintings as well. Hope to see you in Az. soon!
:-)

Sweetpea said...

I loved this quilt xx

Ninnie said...

WOW, that is what I say to that quilt. It is fantastic. I just do not have the patience to do something like that. Love Hugs and Blessings

PEA said...

It's the greatest feeling when you can go through all your stuff and organize a room for it...it certainly looks like you're doing a great job so far:-) Oh my, I so love that quilt...I've always wished I knew how to quilt but it's not something I've ever learned. xox

lila said...

Yes, that is a fantastic quilt! It is one which I found on-line and in a magazine too. So I have started to make one from the photo ( would give credit to the maker if I culd find the info again!)...like I said, I find "fun" in projects like this. (Which is why I have so many started!)

Janet said...

Great idea to use the shoe caddy for fabric. I might "steal" your idea!! And your project sounds wonderful although even with your directions I'm sure I would make a mess of it!

Annie said...

Scrap quilts might just be the very best quilts for someone with lots of little pieces of fabric they have left over. Am I right in guessing that you have lots?

A bird in the hand said...

You have the patience of a saint. The quilt is fabulous!!

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