Monday, March 12, 2018

Sewing Sunday and Creative Mess

How does your sewing table look like today?
Here's my creative mess! :) 

My sewing table didn't look like this yesterday, what happened?! 

When I finish an item, or items using the same fabrics, I tidy up the sewing table for fabrics and threads used. Leftover fabrics cut into squares in different sizes and stored away in boxes. (I have to attack those boxes one day!)  Not always I know what to make next and I tend to pull out fabrics to see if I can come up with some ideas. 

As you can see from the photos above, I ended up working on some mug rugs. I've had this Loralie's 'Hu LaLa' fabric panel for some years now and every time I pull it out, it gets back to the shelf. Today I actually did make some progress; I made - and finished! - one mug rug!

Not always easy to come up with ideas for panel blocks when the size is a bit off. This mug rug is slightly bigger compared to others I've made. It will be listed in my Etsy shop later today. 

What else has kept me busy this week? 
I had some beautiful blue and yellow fabrics I bought 2 years ago... Yes, that's me! I tend to buy fabrics I love without having any idea what to make out of it! These fabrics are gorgeous (love blue and yellow!) and had to wait until I came up with the 'right' design.

After searching Pinterest as well as going through quite some of my quilting magazines, I came up with this idea for a table runner and place mats. The binding is sewn on to the table runner and cut for the place mats. 

What to do with leftover fabrics that are too big to be cut into squares?

It was enough to make two insulated trivets. 
These will be in my Etsy shop soon. 

I almost forgot.....

...remember this one? I wrote about it in my previous post 
It is finally thread basted and ready to be quilted, but that has to wait! 
I've had my dose of Sunbonnet Sue (never been a big fan), but I must say it was fun making these blocks for this quilt (even if some of the other blocks were quite a challenge!).

***Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Applique Book for sale in my shop***



Elzaan said...

LOL "Creative Mess" - I like that one. My workstation and quilting area is in a permanent state of creative mess!
Lovely table runner and place mats. Such calming colours.
I don't like Sunbonnet Sue either, so I share in your overdose of her.

Karen S said...

Yes, I get into quite amess when working on a project. My work area never stays clear for long. Lovely to see the mug rugs and trivets. And well done getting your big quilt together.

Sally said...

Just love the darling panels you always find...this is one of my favorites! CUTE and productive week.

Donna Croff said...

Very productive week. I look forward to seeing your posts and what you're been up too.

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

Lovely creative mess! You have been very productive!