WIP Wednesday

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This week is another calm before the storm type week as I wait for the results of voting from last week’s Project Quilting Challenge- Fav Fabric. You can vote for my quilt, and any of the others you like (up to 5 votes) over at Persimon Dreams.

good company closeup

I have done a little sewing though. I finally got around to making myself an infinity scarf. I used a fun Japanese linen blend with foxes. More on this project soon.

foxy scarf closeup

I’ve also been attempting to clean up some of my scraps, as my quilting space looks like a fabric store exploded (again)!

messy sewing space

Mostly, I’ve been working on my scrap box, which is very full and cutting the scraps down into more usable pieces.

scrap boxbox of squares

Can you work somewhere messy, or do you need to clean as you go? When is the last time you reorganized your crafting space?

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  1. anna in spain on March 11, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I really have no choice but to work somewhere untidy, as between being nearsighted and absentminded, and having v. little time to give to sewing, I’m always flying around like the White Queen. I have no sewing room, so in this tiny apartment I have to make sure I have at least 2 hrs free…20 min each side to get everything out and put it all away again, and that leaves about 90 min for actual sewing! I envy people with dedicated sewing rooms–and enough space to be able to just leave things.

    • Andrea on March 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      Yes, I am lucky to have a dedicated sewing space, even if it is in my basement.

  2. Ruth on March 11, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I read that creativity comes from a messy space but to be fair there gets a point when the mess gets to you and then a whirlwind of organisation sweeps by. Never lasts though – one paper piecing session and its all gone out the window again!

    • Andrea on March 11, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      I wish someone would explain that to my husband. He’s always complaining about the messes I leave everywhere. 😉

  3. Allison on March 11, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I love the Cori Dantini blocks and the scrappy mix! Sometimes I get extremely overwhelmed with how to sort and organize scraps. I’ve still not come up with a good system.

    When I sew, I explode. It looks like a bomb has hit and I usually shift things from one side to the other until I just can’t stand it anymore. When I do clean up, it always feels really good afterwards, and I wonder why I didn’t do it earlier… but if I’m in a moment, I simply can’t stop to tidy up.

    • Andrea on March 11, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      I never just stop to tidy up. I need to be between projects to make that happen. The best thing I’ve found for my scraps is to organize cut them into usable pieces, like 2.5″ strips, charm squares, etc. I used to organize my scraps by color, but everything ended up all crinkled, and I didn’t know if what I had would really work for anything I was working on. I do still keep a box of odd shaped scraps that I know will be useful, but don’t work with any of my standard sizes, but I love having those boxes of standard sized pieces, so that when I’m making a scrappy quilt that needs mini charms, I can start there before I start cutting into the rest of my fabric.

  4. Judy on March 11, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I can work messy. . . to a point, typically have to clear out the mess from each project once I finish but while in process. . . messy 🙂

    LOVE the focus fabric and your quilt! Heading over to vote 🙂

    • Andrea on March 11, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks so much Judy! You can vote for your 5 favorite quilts, which is good, because there are a lot of pretty projects.

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