Monday, August 19, 2013

Weekly Progress - Little Bits

I am still slowly unpacking. We're at the lovely point where it feels like it will never actually get done, and we will drown in piles before we figure out where everything goes. So.Many.Tchotchkes.

This, of course, extends to the sewing room. I have no idea where I'm going to put a design wall. 

My two corners of the room look like this:

And this:

Wall space is pretty much gone. The front {toy} half of the room is all windows, so I'm not gaining any wall there. At this point, I think pinning a flannel-backed tablecloth to the archway is my only option. Sigh. I hate trying to fit into a new place!

But anyway, in between bursts of unpacking, I did manage a few little things.

Cut all the reds for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge leaders/enders.

And while I had the box out, I cut the reds for my Rainbow Chevron quilt.

And since I clearly hadn't spent enough time at the cutting table, I cut the first piece of Ripples & Reflections. It's actually the third color, but the first one is the border and the second one is the huge corner setting triangles - no need to cut those down for another year or so.

And I finished the nine-patches and four-patches for Flirt Marks the Spot. Still have snowball-ish blocks to piece before any sort of assembly, though.


  1. Loving your FLirt Marks the Spot. :) What about making a stand-up frame to place in front of your shelves/bins by the stairs, and have the design wall in front of those? Someone in my old Florida guild did a similar thing - sewed pockets around the 4 edges of a flannel king-size sheet (leaving the corners open) and put together a pvc frame to "stretch" it on that stands on its own. Looked cool and highly functional.

  2. Oh, my, a big fat YES to that first part. I swear I could get this place unpacked in no time if we didn't have to also live in it at the same time. And the small people think I should feed them. Every day. More than once!

    We can do this together!

  3. oh what a hectic time for you! Do take care & hope you find room for that design wall - they're invaluable!

  4. Wow you are busy. I can't wait to see what you end up doing for a design wall. I love your start on the Flirt marks the spot quilt! Very cute.

  5. Getting settled in to a new space is never easy, but it is nice to have a chance to get everything just where you want it. Nice job of getting everything cut, hope it makes the sewing part go much faster.

  6. Looks like you are doing a good job at unpacking. It took me months and months and I still have a couple of boxes 2 years later I have not opened! Glad you got a chance to play with some fabrics.

  7. That is a challenge adjusting to a new space. It looks like it has great light and is spacious. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

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