Here is my story. January of this year my husband and I moved from Draper to Lehi, Utah. All but one child is grown and they all have moved on to their own lives so we decided to downsize our home. My quilting room was a bedroom with a small walk-in closet. It was very neat and organized. Everything had a place and there was a place for everything. I didn't feel like I had an excessive amount of fabric or projects.
My dear sister and her husband were visiting from Louisiana and were kind enough to help us pack and move. I had left my sewing room to be packed towards the end because I thought it would be an easy room to finish up with. As we started to box everything it was becoming apparent that I had a lot more accessories, fabric, projects and quilts than I realized. It was so bad that my sister told me that I needed therapy for fabric hoarding. She is not a crafter so she doesn't understand. I began to realize that maybe I did have a problem and as we packed and packed box after box I was embarrassed of the amount of "stuff" I had.
Here are some pictures of my "stuff" in our new place. As you can see I have a big area to put my "hobby" in. These pictures are actually after I had un-packed several boxes. This space to work in is actually larger than my space in Draper. As you can see I have made a walk-way to my sewing machine and cutting table that way I can sew even if I don't get everything put away. I didn't want to give any of my stuff away so I bought more plastic drawers to house my addiction. And as a hoarder, I may need this stuff some day (don't know when, but I may need it.)
Because I work long hours on quilting, I decided to add a bed to my area. That way I can take a nap and then continue on sewing, haha. Actually this space doubles as my quest room. The bathroom is just around the corner so all I need now is a small refrigerator. My husband refuses to let me add this fine addition to the room because he said I would never leave my sewing room and the family would never see me. He is probably right.
With all the boxes I still have to unpack, I Hope I can find a place for everything in this area. I don't want to be known as a fabric hoarder so if I can neatly organize and hide all of this I can deny the "truth" that I have a weakness, some would call it a sickness and as my sister said, "I need therapy".
My new year's resolution this year is two fold. One, reduce my trips to the fabric stores since obviously I have no control of my spending there and two, complete my unfinished projects using the fabric I already have. So for now, I confess, I am a fabric hoarder.
Are Valentine's festivities in full swing at your house? My boys and I stayed up way too late last night putting all of the finishing touches on their Valentine boxes and their classmates cards. As they were working, I told them about how in elementary my friends and I would look at all the cards to see if the boys we liked had written anything special. The next thing I knew, my 9 year old had a few secret messages himself. Ha! I love this day!
It's funny that even though I love the day of love, I don't have a whole lot of decorations and no pillows, so when Kimberly of Robot Mom Sewsposted a cute tutorial for a heart pillow, I jumped on it. And I'm sure glad I did! Luckily I had all the fabric in my scrap buckets. I only had to grab some red polka dots for the back.
The screen printed pillow is a new purchase as well and I am loving it. My friend Shannonmakes and sells the cutest decor. She's super crafty like that ;)
And since I was in the mode of quilting for Valentine's, I made my mom finally finish up this darling table runner that's been sitting in her WIP pile for far too long. So dang cute! Maybe I'll add one of these to my own (ever growing) list of projects...next year.
Valentine's is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. It's nice to have some bright cheery color during the blah winter months.
My older sister's birthday is on Valentine's day and I remember my dad always waking her up to an oldies song playing on the radio. He always had a bouquet of flowers for her and a single flower for the rest of us girls so we wouldn't feel left out on this fun holiday.
I've started my own tradition of serving my family heart shaped waffles for breakfast and giving them a little valentine of their own. It's such a great day to show our loved ones how much we care for them.
When Rae brought this darling XOXO quilt to me for machine quilting, it was love at first sight for me. I definitely have plans to make one of my own using this same pattern. I chose to quilt it with an all over heart pattern. It's fun to see all the seasonal projects our friends are bringing in.
Stay tuned for more Valentine's projects we'll be showing over the next few weeks. We'd love to see your Valentine's projects, so leave us a comment with your link.
My mom came over the other day while I was working on my new Puddle Jumping quilt and as soon as she saw it, she ran out to get fabric to start her own. We're like that - copying each others projects. One thing about us though, is we aren't usually drawn to the same fabrics. I like to tease that she has old lady taste but that's not really true. She is good at picking fabrics for sure, her projects always come together great. She's also the first person I ask for opinions from too. For this quilt she is using a bunch of different "civil war fabrics" and a cream colored background fabric. My whole quilt is from the "So Happy Together" line by Deena Rutter with a white background. It will be fun to see them together when they're all finished. I can't wait!
Anyone else working on Camille Roskelley's Puddle Jumping pattern? I'm seeing it all over instagram and am loving it! Speaking of instagram, I could follow quilters all day long, I love seeing what everyone is up to. Come say hi so I can follow you too! I'm @Loganquilts.
I wanted to show you myBaby Love quiltfrom Camille Roskelley's book Simply Retro, now that it is all quilted and bound. The fabric is Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie and Camille and I quilted it in a baptist fan pattern which I love.
When I was trying to get the quilts all completed for Jana's quilt-along, I was moving so fast, that it was all I could do to get a top pieced together. My goal for this year is to go back through each of them to get them totally finished (as well as every other WIP that I have waiting).
I love making baby quilts because they are so much fun to gift. I was able to give this to my friend's darling new baby and have loved seeing a few of her IG photos all snuggled in tight.
This was such a fun and easy quilt for a baby, it makes me want to sew a million more.
As I was looking through my pictures, I realized I haven't shown quite a few of the customer quilts that I have quilted in the past few months. So here are just a few...
This is the last of the three that Nancy pieced for her daughters. I love the soft colors that she used and the nine patch pattern on point. So pretty!
It's quilted with the wave on wave pattern that we did on this chevron quilt. I really love the way it looks.
This darling quilt was made by Jessica for her cute daughter's bed. It was also her first time piecing a quilt. Didn't she do a great job?
We did a cute bubble pattern on this quilt to help break up the long rows of fabric. Love it!
Judy made this sweet quilt for one of her grandbabies. It really is such a sweet one. I love the fabric that she used and all the pinwheels, especially on the border.
She wanted a plain meander as to not distract at all from the piecing. It worked out perfectly.
I love working with customers to find the perfect quilting for their project. It's so much fun to me to see it all come together. If you have any projects that you need quilted, shoot me an email or give me a call. I'd love to work with you too!