Friday, June 5, 2015

Blue Skies


This month's color for RSC15 is lite/pale blue.  Blue is the biggest stash of color for me, so I went to my FQ tote to play with my blocks.  I always start with the largest block (woven heart) and save any cut-offs for the smaller blocks to come.



Next are the 9-patch houses - these are quick and fun.


Then the sawtooth stars that will go with the houses.  I did up only 10 bricks for the Then & Now quilt as I already had quite a mix of blues from the other month.  


And my clear-out continues......  I found this little tub (buried) and a start on these blocks, but when?  Seriously, I don't even remember working on these or using these charms/strips in anything else.


So I used up what was in that tub to finish off all these basket blocks.  These will be donated to Sarah's group - love sending them blocks and/or flimsies.


And I found a huge pile of small blocks with all the left over pieces, JR strips, and layer cakes.  This was a QAL a couple years ago that fell apart - so the blocks will be passed on and the fabrics were worked into the food chain or boxed for pass on to someone else to play with.  Another empty container.


And these two totes of scraps - a variety of blocks (4-patch, 9-patch, bow-ties) were made and the rest cut down into the fabric food chain.


A much more workable fabric system - a few things need straightening (like the top of the large shelves), but much better.  The two clear big totes - one for cut batt and the other has the flimsies/backing for those waiting to be quilted.  All of the large grey tubs have been emptied and waiting to be taken upstairs - since they are empty, I can handle that now.


And all my threads - machine, specialty, etc..  in the rolling cart and the little shelving for my cross stitch.  Those items on the tops are to be dealt with yet.  But I have till the end of June, so it will be done.  And you can see into my living room - the table with another basket (my downfall) that I am going thru for a weekend sewing project and to kit up for my July 'Let's Book It' project.

What are you working on this weekend?
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

28 comments:

  1. On baby jane...
    Greetings from Holland

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  2. Hi Sharon i hope to work on my Cheryl Reindeers . Boy you have made lots of beautiful blocks there Sharon,well done xx

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  3. Very pretty blue blocks. Lots of accomplishments. Way to go. Maybe I will send you my scraps so my room gets organized. LOL. Have a good weekend.

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  4. Wow! What a busy little bee you have been! Love seeimg your blocks and how useful even a 'forgotten" block can be. I always feel more inspired to sew after cleaning up! Good job!

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  5. Love all your blocks. Don't know how you stay so organized.

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  6. Your room is looking very neat. Well done! Huge number of blocks you've made up. Bet your block donations will make it into something lovely by Sarah.

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  7. Fun to find blocks you don't remember! Like unwrapping a gift!

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  8. What a lot of work, but I'll bet it feels great. I can honestly say, blue is a color I also have a lot of.

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  9. Amazing what a little time and organization can do. I need to follow your example. I love those blue houses....way too cute.

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  10. Love your blocks - wish my sewing room/stdio was as organized as yours.
    xxx

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  11. You have been busy girl friend. Looking good. You are such a prolific quilter.
    Beautiful blocks everywhere!
    I'm slowly working through my sewing area. Hoping to have it in good shape by Christmas : )

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  12. Cleaning up and clearing out. Way to go! Looks so neat and organized. Love the blue blocks - so many great projects in the works.

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  13. It does feel good to organize some of the sewing room chaos.

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  14. Love all your blocks. I need to tidy up my sewing room. Today is a lazy day but tomorrow I try to figure out a block that is giving me probs.

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  15. You are such an inspiration... It feels so good to organize your sewing space doesn't it? As for me, it's work work work this weekend. Long days at the airport.
    :-(

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  16. My goodness, you got a lot done, lovely blue blocks.

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  17. Love your sewing room. Mine is going into boxes again. How am I supposed to get anything done if I'm always packing up to move?
    You are good peeps, Sharon. (Or should we call you Sharin'.) Great orphans.
    Hugs

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  18. I always look forward to your hearts. They are so good-looking! And cleanouts always take forever, but there are so many goodies to discover. Have fun in your "new" space!

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  19. whatever will you work on the rest of the month, you got so many blocks done! LeeAnna

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  20. Oh my goodness, Sharon - don't you want to come visit me and help me get my studio organized? Yours looks wonderful!!

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  21. Lots of pretty blue blocks! You have gotten a lot done, along with cleaning up. What a nice surprise those pretty basket blocks must have been.

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  22. I love reading about organizing things and it is fun to see your pictures and how neat everything looks. Now to do a little more around here. I was able to do some sewing and completed my June goal buy putting a quilt top together. I also spent some time in my garden.

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  23. What pretty blocks. Love them. And great job on getting more organized.

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  24. Loving those blues! and the browns. Please come clean up my sewing roommmmmm.....giggle. Actually it's about 1/3 clean.

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  25. Lots of lovely BLuES... and a very tidy sewing room now! Great job xox

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  26. Wow! I love your little baskets. What a great find. I really need to finish organizing my new sewing area and finish putting things away....I hope to quilt a top this month from the UFO list and I might grab a book and try a Let's book it this month!

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  27. Love your light blue blocks. I may have to take a stab at the heart block for next year's RSC. Congrats on getting all those tubs emptied. That's always a challenge it seems.

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  28. I've been busy with Monkey Boys so I'm trying to catch up...you've been incredibly busy! I love those blue houses!

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