Sunday, April 12, 2020

What's A Quilter To Do?

We have lots of time. Most of us have lots of fabric, ideas, plans. So, what do we DO with all that?  If you are like most quilters being safe at home right now, you are spending LOTS of time on the Internet.

Having recently finished several projects, it's time to figure out what comes next for me.

I could keep quilting the Foothills Quilt:

 I could make more masks--since I am still trying out different patterns:

I could work on this project--BUT since it's a Leader/Ender, what's the rush?

I could START one of the NEW quilts I want to make:

1. Pieces of the Past in Purple
2. Western Sun
3. A Modern Quilt with Repro Fabrics
4. Another Quilt of Valor
5. An old block made fresh
6. One BIG Pineapple block
7. Or any one of several more I'm thinking about

Maybe, what I SHOULD DO IS--clean up this mess:

Pressing surface, mostly

Stuff that doesn't fit in the closet

There is a comfy chair under there somewhere

Cutting Surface, supposedly
Without the monthly meeting of the Sunday Sew and Sews, the studio has gotten really messy. Knowing they were coming once a month meant I put stuff away most of the time. They will start coming again, and I look forward to that day. Probably ought to clean up a bit starting today.

We won't even talk about the closets--it's past time to dig through those again. My friends call it an "intervention". It looks good for a bit then, sewing happens and it gets messy again.  See what I mean:

Studio Neat and Tidy

Closet Before and After

So, what did I do? First, I wrote this blog. Then I wrote the May 1 blog--I prefer to be ahead on the posts about Afternoon Delight.

Then: I started the clean-up process--one surface at a time. When the studio is neat and tidy once again, I will decide which quilt is up next, pull fabrics for it, and get started.

It is easy to get lost down the rabbit hole that is the Internet--we have SO MUCH to read and watch in the comfort of our homes. I want to spend this time making something.

Let's quilt.



  1. I have pulled out a couple of UFOs that I now deem not worth finishing, and need to figure out what to do with them after I return any usable fabric to the proper box in the stash cupboard. Several more to do. It feels good to clean up those piles!

  2. I've been trying to keep up with Afternoon Delight and quilting a UFO. Last week I put a few more stitches on a project started during a guild class. Cleaning up for me always takes a back seat. Lol!

  3. I have been making masks, trying to finish quilting a recently started quilt, organized by UFO's because I am determined to get these done. Planned my next daughter quilt, but now having second thoughts. On top of all that my husband and I have been replacing flooring in two rooms and doing some painting! We have one more roon to go, but have decided to take a breather for a week. Oh yeah. I have also sewn 5 double sided pot holders and have 10 more ready to sew. No rest here!

  4. BTW - I love seeing what you are working on and thinking about working on. One of my goals is to keep my sewing space neat this year! I love the blue/green/purple quilt on the comfy chair ❤