Note from Madame Samm
Special thanks for PLAN B member Ariane...
Our scheduled guest has some PC problems
we will bring her back another day...
My name is Ariane and I blog at Ariane's Crafts.
Madame Samm asked if I was willing to do a post here.
Of course I said "YES".
I have been quilting for just over two years and have accumulated a lot of stuff.
So, I will share with you my little sewing room. It is 5 feet by 8 feet. It's a tiny little room. But, I'm very happy I have my own space to sew, even though it is small.
My husband installed a counter top in the room to use as a desk.
I have my cutting board, rulers, sewing machine and some other stuff on my desk.
I store my fabric scraps, and other crafts items under my desk in baskets and bins.
I store my vintage notions in little clear bins which sit on the floor. I have a bookcase, where I store my books and magazines on the lower shelves and fabric on the higher shelves. My sewing room is kind of messy right now. But, I know I'm not the only one with a messy sewing room.
I have a lot of stuff in my tiny space.
I need to use my fabrics in order to have more room.
I've come up with a project using some fabric that I bought at Fabricland about 2 years ago. I wanted to make a quilt for my daughter with it, but I never ended up using it. So now, I will do just that.
This is the fabric I'm talking about.
I cut up some of the fabric in 5 inch squares. I am making 9 patch blocks. The blocks are 14 inches unfinished. This is a good size, so I won't have to make as many blocks. Here are my first four blocks. I hope you like them.
These come together really quickly. I hope to have more to share soon.
I'm trying really hard not to buy too much fabric and just use what I have. I do have a lot of wonderful fabric.
You should look for all that wonderful fabric in your stash and make some wonderful quilts. Even if it's not your favorite now, it could become a favorite once it's together with other co-ordinating fabrics.
You can make a simple quilt to use at the cottage or just to cuddle up in on the couch on cool nights. Or maybe even make a nice donation quilt. It's nice sometimes to do a simple pattern, in between finishing a complicated big quilt. You get faster gratification, and you use up some of that stash.
So give it a try.