Sunday morning is a slow affair at our house and I suspect in the homes all over our little town. After a day of hard work yesterday we slept like mummies until our neighbor's rooster began crowing at the break of dawn.
I am an avid (some might say rabid!) quilter. Quilting is my passion, not just a pastime. My sewing/quilting area is in a very small bedroom. Saying that my set-up is not efficient is quite an understatement. Short of moving everything to half of our garage, I think I've hit on a plan to get organized..at last! I have a fairly large fabric stash which is currently spread out in several plastic drawer units that are stacked all over the sewing room and in the closet. Even though my fabrics are sorted by color and neatly folded, I can't get into many of the drawers without moving stacks of stuff! I also have a daybed in that room that holds my works in progress. My computer and office supplies for our company occupy one corner of the room. Add to the mix an open ironing board and there's not enough room to turn around!
Yesterday we visited a big box home improvement store and I ran across some wardrobe cabinets that I think would work perfectly to house my fabric stash and other sewing supplies and look neat and tidy while doing that. The cabinets have deep shelves, drawers and a hanging area that would be perfect for the quilt tops waiting to be quilted. I love the idea of having doors on the cabinets. I'm not one of those quilters who has to see all of my fabric at the same time. By getting rid of the daybed and adding three cabinets on that wall and adding longer tables along two walls I should have room for my sewing machine, computer and a cutting area. I currently cut in the kitchen on the island. Downsizing is a real challenge at times. I'll keep you posted on the progress here....now to break the news to my Hubby...maybe after a nice breakfast!!!
The quilt I'm sharing today is a Disappearing Nine Patch I made last summer from the Sugar Pop line of fabrics by Moda. I also added the turquoise print of the outer border and the brown fabric from the inner border. You will see these fabrics scattered throughout the quilt.
I wish you a peaceful Sunday wherever you are....Barb