Last week, my friend Essie called me and said she had something to bring over to me. She had finally given up on her one quilt project that she bought a few years ago. She had started it and it wasn't bad, but she was tired of it cluttering her space and she didn't feel she'd ever finish it. The blocks were all very large with the smallest pieces being 3.5" square. Upon examination and looking at what still needed to be done, I decided it would be best to deconstruct and then reconstruct. It wasn't that what she had done was not okay, but I would have had to make my own seams large enough to match hers, and that just didn't gel with me. I took photos of each of her blocks so that I would re-sew them with the same layout. Below are just a couple of the blocks.
My plan is to not only finish this as a flimsy, but to completely finish it and gift it back to her as my way of saying thank you, though this could never repay, for all that she has done to help me over the last few years. She has come to my (and Nick's) rescue far more times than I can count.
Over the last couple weeks of being home, I have been reorganizing my stash closet. I use the word, or variant thereof, "organize" quite loosely. It's tidier than it was, and has a slightly new layout and a new way for how I fold and/or store fabric. I'm not sure it's yet where I want it to be.
|Above the rod is an open shelf where I fold and place - in no particular manner at this point - anything that is over three yards, but under four yards.|
And speaking of sorting by theme or color, my thoughts about fabric
Oh, and lest you think I forgot that today is Design Wall Monday, I'm linking up at Patchwork Times.