First I'll show what I am working on. The next house block for the guild President's Challenge. This month if the catagory 'Florals' and there are many variations of the Sunflower Flower Block. I chose this flower as my Dad (11th anniversary of his death) grew a variety of sunflowers for all the birds and animals to enjoy. His favorite were the Giants and he grew some monsters.
Of course the guild's challenge back to me as president, is to make a miniature version on their block(s). My mini Sunflower, Union Square, Sister's Choice, Bachelor's Puzzle, and Aunt Em's Block. I have two more to finish up - Aunt Sukey's Choice and M'lady's Fan. Since we are on hiatis due to the virus surge, I have to rely on members sending me an e-mail and/or photo of their block.
OK, the reality of the way I work (because someone asked):
The bitty scraps I'm trying to use up in this project and at one point I even had a cat laying in the midst.
At one point I was afraid I was going to bob a tail, so sorted some fabric and pulled these plaids, wovens, and shirtings that will join that tote. Moe got bored with this - but he flattened the scrap pile.
And there is this............
And there is this...........
And there is this ............ (plus a chair full that I didn't take a photo of)
When I make miniatures I make a HUGE mess - all the Civil War totes and scraps come out to pick the 'right' fabric.
Now some of the other is donated fabric that I am sorting thru, hence the piles of color. They have the non-cotton pulled out (will gift else where) which gets moved to a waiting tote. The other is checked to see if I can get some FQs cut from them. The rest will be sent on to any other sewing group as these fabrics have been gone thru by the guild and I certainly don't need more.
Here's the FQs in an under the bed tote. I can fit 300 FQs in one of these - I know because I have another full. Why??? These will be on our guild's fund raiser table at the next quilt show in 2022. And yes, I have tons of magazines and books bundled as well as patterns boxed for this show, all stored in a back bedroom as well.
Multi tasking down a huge mess - making miniature blocks, sorting fabrics, pressing/folding/storing pieces. Does any one else work like this? I'll have it all cleaned up this weekend - fingers crossed.
OH, and I made stuffed peppers inbetween all of this. When my back (or brain) needed a break - prep something, or stir something, or stuff something. It all worked out.