Sherri of A Quilting Life has initiated “Ready, Set, Sew: 20 days of Tips and Resources for a More Organized Quilting Life.” Sherri will give us tasks to perform during the week that will get us organized such that we can sew (wow! actually sew) on the weekend. Please click here to read more about her plan and structure for the program.
I decided to participate and then share my progress with you. Sherri will be posting tasks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays so I plan to post on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Since today is Wednesday….here it goes:
Day One: Take a “before” picture and list your "works in progress" (WiPs)
YIKES! This is the current situation of my sewing space…
Is it bad that it took more than one photo to capture my mess?
Now for the projects: I consider WiPs something that I am actively working on…you know, it’s physically out and on the sewing table, knitting needles, etc. Then I have those Unfinished Projects (UFOs), items that were started and somehow got lost. I am going to include a list of those as well.
Works in Progress –
Goodnight Irene (From Terry's Sew-Along)
This is the last month. We are finishing our border blocks and assembling the quilt top.
Operation: Warm & Fuzzy (Helmet Liners)
If you would like to be reminded what this is all about, click here. Our campaign started on Memorial Day and will run through Veteran’s Day. I have completed two liners so far, the third is on the needles.
UFOs - (this is where I really get embarrassed)
Willow Weave (From Doreen’s Sew-Along last year)
I just can’t seem to get those rows sewn together…it is taking me FOREVER! All my fault…this was a great sew-along.
My DD’s quilt binding
The quilt, shams and throw pillows are all complete. I used a different method for attaching the binding and I
strongly dislike it. So…the binding is
coming off to be re-attached correctly.
Summer table runner
Quilt top complete, needs to be trimmed, quilted, bound and labeled (Do you label small quilts like table runners / toppers?)
Small Halloween Quilt (Jack)
Needs to have its binding re-attached…this should have been a lesson.
2009 (ugh) LQS Saturday Sampler
Blocks are complete.
Four seasonal hand stitcheries to be framed or made into a pillow
One piece has been stitched.
Birdie Stitches Quilt
This was a BOM from Little Miss Shabby. Some blocks have been hand-embroidered…most have not.
Thimbleberries 3’s Company Sampler (again, from 2009)
LQS turned this into a block of the month…six months complete.
Sewing machine cover
Since I no longer own the sewing machine, I would like to finish this for the new owner.
Halloween Baltimore Quilt
Block #1 out of 13 complete.
Day Two: Make a “To Do” List of projects you want to make
This is by no means a list of everything I want to make but a list of projects that I actually have what I need to get started.
Dish towel / pot holder to hang from my stove handle
Kaaren’s Bells & Bows
Wool July 4th candle mat
Small quilt – Sailboat
Knit two scarves for my Mom
Wool Halloween candle mat
Small quilt – Pumpkin
Wool Thanksgiving candle mat
Small quilt – Reindeer
Wool Christmas candle mat
Knit a drop-stitch beaded scarf for myself
Free-standing lace village – Church
Free-standing lace village – Town Hall
Watercolor heart quilt
That’s it for the first two days.
I will also be back to
show off share a couple of items I recently
received in the mail J