From the beginning of the year, I've tried to be more organized so that I can have a new sewing space. I signed up to Declutter Challenge for 2023 with Karen Brown from Just get it done quilts. It was very motivating for me to watch her Youtube channel, but then day to day following along was too overwhelming for me. I got discouraged so I took a break from it but the ideas Karen shared are very helpful and I started the de-cluttering; at my own pace.
The first thing I did was clearing out the closet in our spare bedroom and moved my modest fabric stash in there. For the past few years, that room has become a dumping ground for all sort of things that we don't know what to do with them. There were computer parts, car parts, lots of old children's toys, and books. With the help from my DH, we cleared them all out. After many trips to the Goodwill, he took the old carpet off. The most beautiful feature of the room is the hardwood floor. We cleaned up some more so that I was able to move the first sewing table in.
More stuff got moved in and I started to decorate the room.
Now both sewing tables are in the room. I put a folding table by the window for cutting and ironing. I'm testing it to see how this will work. In a near future, I may move a sewing table by the window to see if it will work better. I'm in my Quiltmagic room working on new ideas a lot. I'll say that the room is 60% done. Off course, there are a few things that still needed to be done, like a new coat of paint for the room, a new design wall, more shelves need to be put in...etc., but they can wait. It will take a few more months for me to settle into the room. I want to see if the placement of tables and things is ideal for the work flow in the room. Right now I'm just so happy that I have a place of my own to do what I love. No more sewing in the dining room.
'Modern Time' - Pantone Quilt Challenge 2023
Pantone color of 2023 is Viva Magenta. Sarah did the work to match up solid colors from different fabric manufacturers and I am working with Paintbrush Studios fabric in the color Cherry Blossom and Raspberry.
A few weeks ago I made the first block
Then I finished the top last week.
|'Modern Time' 44.5" x 54.5"|
I set a goal to finish this quilt by the deadline on May 15. Check out the OMG link here.
What are you working on this week? Whatever it maybe, I hope you're having fun making it.
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