My sewing area is a tip again. I know the reason for this and it is because of two things. The first being I usually have a good tidy up between projects and I have not been doing this lately. I've just gone from one thing to another and the mess is getting messier. The other reason is that I think - in fact I know - I need a bit more storage ! I don't actually have a whole room for my quilting - it's only half a room as I share with my DH and his computers. So in the next few days I am going to have a think about how I can make the most of the space I have. I'll see if I can come up with anything. How I wish my DH was a handyman who could knock up some shelving units or something like that. Alas he is hopeless in that department. Give him a computer network or a pc that is playing up and he's your man !! I shall have to do some storage shopping instead.
Also I think I have mentioned before that I am a dressmaker and at the moment I have quite a bit of work to do for customers. It seems the world and his wife are going on holiday and are therefore buying new clothes - that don't fit ! So they are bringing them to me to alter for them. Now this is what I do and I shouldn't complain but I just can't seem to get excited about overlocking and hemming at the moment. Just now I have 2 jackets to tailor and 11 pairs of trousers to shorten as well as a few shirts to take in as well as a bit of mending for my DD. BUT I want to quilt instead -naughty me !
Anyway yesterday I decided to have a good tidy up as well as getting some of my alterations done. Off I went - here is what I did -
Hopeless I know. I just started going through my scraps drawer as it wasn't shutting properly and started fiddling about and before you know it I was away. Actually there is a plan for these. My mum has Rheumatoid Arthritis and is not able to leave her house very often so she has a hairdresser that comes to her to cut her hair. This hairdresser has just come back from maternity leave after having a baby girl and mum has asked me to make a quilt please. Certainly said I and so these scraps were begging to be put together. I love 9-patches and these were run up in no time leaving me loads of time to finish my tidying - yes !! Er actually - no ! Ran out of steam and couldn't be bothered then.... There's always tomorrow !
I think I will make these 9-patches into Sisters choice blocks or maybe I will add 4 triangles to each or turn them on point !! Decisions, decisions !