Little sewing. Very little sewing. It’s been a week. Or I should say several weeks.
This is on the long arm.
Some progress on my selvage rag rug, I need to sew more strips together. Not the best crochet job, but it’s a rug, so I’m not stressing. Purchased more supplies for Grace and Noah’s sewing boxes. Does that count for quilting/sewing progress?
Black Friday is right around the corner and that is a P.J. and sewing day!
Busy with other things (work) on the Journey, Jackie
This is what happens when an inquisitive 6-year-old has a tape measure of his own:
He was excited that I bought him his own sewing box, though the only thing I’ve bought for them are the tape measures. I had to assure him that the tape measure can be replaced and that when Grandma was young, she would take apart clocks and watches to see how they worked.
Got to love them.
Tickled on the Journey, Jackie
Sickness, fall trips and last-minute interruptions gave me time to focus my energies on these two hooligans (as they are affectionately called by Grandpa) with their veteran quilts.
First things first….
They made really good progress, but popcorn and a movie with Grandpa also had an appeal.
Fighting for first spot:
They are not shy around the camera, can you tell?
Teaching how to give back on the Journey, Jackie
This is off the long arm and ready for binding, though I think I won’t have enough of the fabric I hoped to use.
This is pieced and ready for the long arm. This is using mini-pinwheels (2.5 inches) made from the leftovers on flying geese units.
This has been pieced, ripped out, cut in some places and pieced again. I will have to order some backing fabric to finish.
And so another week begins, what are your plans?
Enjoy the Journey, Jackie
I like it when I can use what I already own to make something I need. In this case, I have very little wall space and I wanted to have a chart of projects to keep me on track.
I tried using a marker board on the door a long time ago with different headings for the projects. Hard to see in this picture, but you get the idea.
- In my face visible
- Flexible for categories/tasks
- I would have to erase and rewrite when something moved to the next section
- Sometimes that meant other things were erased as well (by mistake)
- Space in a particular area would get full which meant it would all have to be rewritten (downside of this type of “flexible”
- The space behind the door was remodeled for my long arm and the door was removed (marker boards disappeared with door)
Inside my long arm room are a set of double doors going into the storage/tornado shelter. Blank wall space!
- Bring in some vinyl fabric (not sure why I bought it or when but I’m glad for it now)
- Velcro command strips
- Post-it notes
And this is what you get……
Now to fine tune the set-up.
Black electrical tape (remember I am using what I have on hand). Can you tell I played with glitter in my past life?
I used the tape to tape down the edges of the vinyl on the door. It didn’t work.
I found this duck tape and thought it had the perfect color and design. I also bought smaller post-notes. As you can see in the above photo I was running out of space and I thought of more categories to add to the board. It is pretty sad that I have “to have” a “pictures” and “post” section, but I have made, finished and put away/given quilts without taking pictures or posting about it.
I printed the categories on scrap-booking paper, laminated them and cut. I’m using clear removable mounting strips to put them on the vinyl. I can move or remove them as desired, which is helpful in keeping this flexible.
Now the key is to use it! Do you have a system to track your projects?
Keeping organized on the Journey (or trying to), Jackie
Monday’s Math became this:They are the leftovers pieces I put together after making the flying geese units from these We Honor Veteran blocks: One of the quilts can be seen here.
In order to make a lap sized quilt, I need to add plenty of background fabric.
Option 1 (I have enough, just didn’t put them all on my design wall):
Option 2 (I will have to make two more, Ugh!):
These were fussy to make, but a perfect mindless project.
I like the second layout the best. I’m just not excited about making 2 more units.
What layout do you like the best? Would you work with pieces this small?
Thanking our veterans on the Journey, Jackie