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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Cutting, cutting, cutting..............

This is what I did while my students were busy and when they didn't need me.  I have a ton of 1.5" batik strips and have intended to make a log cabin quilt for a long time.  I took a big batch of strips with me and filed them by lengths in the pencil boxes.  I need an ongoing project like this to sit and sew on when I am between things or just frazzled by everything that is going on.  I am making them multicolor so I won't be following any plan other than dark and light on the sides they belong on.

The art quilters are coming Monday so I have been cleaning the basement.  You can't even imagine the mess I can make down there while I work on about 5 different projects.

15 comments:

Ellen said...

Hi Wanda,

the mess - while working on many different projects isn't it called creative?

I like your colorful blog

Ellen

Jody said...

Wanda, your organizational skills knock my socks off. I want to be like you when I grow up! My sewing room looks like a fabric bomb went off in it - this means that there are new projects brewing! Can't wait to see your next Log Cabin

Ruth said...

I love the use of the pencil boxes to file the strips by length. You give me lots of great ideas.
I sure can imagine the mess you can make while working on 5 different projects. I can make pure ordinary disaster out of my sewing room with even one project.

Linda said...

You may feel like you have messes but you look SO organized to me. And I am generally the organization queen in my family! So this is an observation from someone with documented experience. LOL!!

Jackie said...

So nice to be organized. I really need to take a lesson from you and do the same thing. Right now everything is just piled in containers. Your system would be so much better.

hetty said...

Oh, is that a mess you get when you work on five different projects at a time? I thought it was beauty. I am working on about as many things right now - maybe more, but I call my mess creative chaos.

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

I think I could match you any day when it comes to making messes while we work!
Only way not to make a mess is not to do the work.

Quiltdivajulie said...

The mess?!?!? I have selvages dripping EVERYWHERE in my studio right now ... outrageously messy ... what fun!

Linda Moran said...

Another great idea! I hate having down time for appointments and having to sit around - I am always looking for something to have with me to work on - brilliant!

Lynda said...

Mess? 5 different projects? Sounds all very normal to me!

Chris said...

Great idea!

Jeannette said...

A mess mentioned but not photographed, so I believe you! I think having something ready to spontaneously work on is very therapeutic...life can't all be planned or neat and tidy.

Cathi said...

Having all those pieces ready must make it so much easier to just sit down and sew when you feel like starting that.

Mego said...

You are an incredible quilter! I need to get organized! Sorry about your humidity. I know when we are in Vermont I can just wilt. This summer we are in Seattle with no AC and when it gets to 85 degrees with no humity WE wilt.

Anonymous said...

IF you ever have a mess it is organized I am sure. ☺

Now I think I am caught with with all the posts I missed with all my visiting company. After my smoothie I had a giant piece of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. ☺ It is time to turn on my iron now.

J~MT