Sunday, October 2, 2011

Design Wall--Working Again


I'm finally quilting some of the tops I have. In one spot, I've counted 17, oops (and that's not all of them). I already have a bunch of fleece to finish them off. This one will be a charity quilt when it's done.

The pictures below show the "after" of cleaning up my sewing room. I have some "before" pictures but they're on the other computer and I can't get to it right now. Believe me, you'll be impressed when you see them. It was so awful I wasn't sewing at all. My husband was gone for about 2 weeks, so I took the opportunity to move all of the totes out of the room and go through them. Get rid of stuff, move other stuff into more accessible places and make the room easier to work in. One thing I did was move the computer desk out. Now when I'm sewing and my mind wanders I have to walk down the hall about 30 feet to get to it. At least I'm getting some walking in :^)

The quilt on the design wall below is one I've been waiting to put borders on for a while. I got them done, now I think it's going to be the next top I quilt. By the way, it is NOT one of the 17 tops I have.

If you would like to see more design walls, check out Judy's blog.
This corner isn't changed much. I cleaned up some the piles, but now I've added new ones!

Much cleaner. I've turned the table, and the sewing machines that were catching all the extra junk are now holding up my ironing station.

The two sewing machines are under this pressing station. I made it 3 x 5 feet, so plenty big. I piled some stuff on it that will be going away next week. The green "fabric" in the center front is a duvet from Ikea, loved the fabric, and when I figured the price per  yard, it was only about $2...a deal.

The closet used to have plastic containers in the bottom part. I stuffed junk in there and never thought of it again. This way, I'll at least be able to see it. I know it doesn't look too organized, but it it is.

9 comments:

Denise :) said...

Good for you! I am the same way -- when my space is not organized, I just stop being productive. Love the teals/greens, blues, and purples in your quilt top. Have a great week! :)

Bonnie said...

YEAH! for a cleaned up sewing room. I have a huge cutting table and half is covered with stuff -- finish a quilt, the cuttngs go on the other side. DH carries something upstairs, goes on the other side. You get the picture. So I've been cleaning it off a few items at a time. Hopefully soon it will be mostly clean and neat. Funny how the cutting mat generally is cleaned off completely. I really enjoy seeing other quilting spaces. Thanks for sharing,.

Vicki said...

I like this quilt very much. I have a similiar story about tops to be quilted.... your sewing room looks great.

Editfolt said...

Very good technique. Once i my try. the beautiful stitching. I envy you in many tissues.

Allie said...

That's a lovely quilt you're working on Mary, and WOW am I impressed with your sewing room! Especially the closet - I'd love to have a closet like that. I agree, putting things in totes means you hardly ever look at them.
I use a table to iron on too, and I love having a bigger area. It doesn't take quite so long to press fabric, lol.

You're really making me want to get organized, girl!

Quilter Kathy said...

Great job on organizing...that's a big (and not fun!) job..way to go!

Jane said...

Love that blue quilt on your design wall! I know what you mean about a messy sewing room making it hard to work. Seems like mine is like that all the time!

Brita said...

Lookin' good in there! I'm always so inspired when I do a good cleaning/rearranging job. Love the blue you have in the quilt on the design wall. Yummy.

Gari said...

I think your room looks great. I do know what you mean about tops that need quilting. I don't have as many as you but those that I do have I keep right out in front of me so I don't forget them. Good luck on getting some of them done.

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