Sunday, September 29, 2019

Weekly Recap

I spent this week combining quilting and cleaning.  I had a couple of containers of really small scraps of fabric that are good to make the collage quilts like I showed you, but they really are fabric trash. There is no point in me saving them for collage quilts because there's always more fabric trash that can be used. I cut out these little postage stamp pieces and threw away the rest. I could have used the rest in a pillow or whatever, but decided for cleaning purposes that the trash was the best place for it.

The bigger scraps will stay in their containers as they are for now, but I will be working on scrap quilts to reduce the size and number of containers that store scraps.

I am speeding things up a bit to finally put an end to the sewing room cleanup. It is motivating to see the progress I have already made and I want to check this room off my list. Work is going to be gearing up soon and the days are getting shorter.

I decided to not make a small quilt this month so I can get the cleaning finished. I did sew the rows together on the charity quilt. Just need to do a press and add the borders to both the charity quilts.

15 Minutes to Stitch: Week 39

15 Minute sessions of stitching this week: 7 out of 7
15 Minute sessions of stitching this year: 234 out of 272 sessions
Success Rate: 86%

This was one of the scrap containers that got emptied. I got the idea a long time ago to put scraps in a glass jar as a decoration. It does add nice color to the room, but it is another way to collect dust and there is plenty of color with finished quilts, WIPs and supplies. I did throw away scraps once this container got full, but then recently started storing scraps again once I was making quilts that used small scraps. There were two shoe boxes of those. Now I have three empty containers and that makes me happy.

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Kyle said...

We shouldn't feel guilty for letting some things just disappear. Good for you!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

It's a good feeling to prioritize and declutter, in our creative spaces.... I've seen the scraps in a jar idea too but.... thought the same thing.... it creates another "thing" to deal with, ha ha.

Kate said...

Congrats on all the clean up progress. I've been doing more sewing than clean up, but I'm doing a good job of cleaning out the unwanted quilting books. I'm looking forward to having more book shelf space.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on making good progress! Quite a few things in my workroom that should similarly disappear :)

Kaja said...

It can feel good to clear out, can't it? I hope you enjoy the rest of your sorting too.

dutchcomfort said...

Good for you to clean up the fabric scraps. I should be doing the same!

tierneycreates said...

Congratulations on emptying a scrap container! I have a dream to do that someday :-)

Tanya said...

I’ve got so many snips and scraps that I have good intentions for but they are not getting used THIS week. I’m really inspired by your collage quilts and they are already started in my head... but not in the sewing room yet...