Friday, June 6, 2014



It may not look like it, but I am having fun!  I get some sort of 'jollies' from sorting and organizing messes!  I decided to tackle my fabric stash and see why piles of fabric weren't finding resting spaces behind those white design wall curtains.  Isn't that hysterical!

The good news is that I don't have as much fabric as I thought.  The bad news is that I have way more wips than I thought.  I also decided that many of my 'sometime in the future' projects that I have stashed in plastic shoe boxes need to re enter their designated colour piles.  I could have used some of those fabrics in recent projects.  :{

One of the plastic boxes has all kinds of Half Square Triangles!  I had an old Debbie Mum Noah's Ark fabric that was perfect for a wedding quilt, but not the arks so much.  lol   I cut off the arks and a great idea was born, started, but never completed.  I do believe its time has come!

I'm thinking this layout and I'll figure out the borders later.  It just floats my boat ark. ;~)

This whim (work hidden in my mind) has come up to see the light of day as well.  I found the print somewhere a long time ago.  It just appeals to me.  I have this block in mind and will use all the colours on the taupe background.  No already done or even cut hst's but I can maybe redraft the block to fit my die cutter.  :)  I also may find a better taupe background now that I see the photo.  :O

I am just thrilled to have dealt with old stacks, (from at least 5 years ago) and got everything organized.  I had already purged what I won't use.  Most of the fabric groupings stayed intact with their idea attached but I just better placed them in the shelves in case I 'need' what they have to offer.  Surprisingly everything pretty much fits.  On the cutting table is a big basket holding a current project. Pinks are also ready for cutting.  The other two I had totally forgotten about and again one has the blocks done.  sheesh!  I feel like some extra weight has lifted though as I look around and see bare floors and table tops.  vbsigh

I think I am now up to 5 different ideas to toss up on the design wall concerning half square triangles.    Do you think that is hysterical?  ;^)

I am linking to Vicki's HSTeria Quilt Along.  :)


MarveLes Art Studios said...

awesome reorganization! i recognized that debbie mumm fabric right off too! there is such a good feeling to re-group, re-see {and remember} what one has... and be content. well done good and faithful servant.

Margaret said...

Clearly you are on a roll!

Vicki W said...

Looks like we will be doing the same layout. Cool!

Pattilou said...

Great organization! WHIMs-I have lots too! Sometimes they do come out to play. Looks like you've got lots of play ahead. :)

Carli The Quilter said...

Wow, you've been so busy, I know its hard to keep it all organized. You've done well.:)

Jo Ferguson said...

There's nothing a good clean-out to get your space, and head, organized. I think you've inspired me to do the same thing.