Quilts to finish by the end of 2018

Now that my sewing room is all put together after a long weekend of work I am now ready to start thinking about what quilts I would like to work on for the remaining months of this year.

The Jelly Roll

While cleaning out the sewing room I found this beautiful jelly roll that I haven’t touched yet and immediately the ideas started swirling in my head. I’m going to probably do a simple rail fence with it.

American Flag

I’m thinking of doing something similar to this American flag quilt for a family member for Christmas.

Block Challenge

I want to try and challenge myself to learn some new blocks and create at least 40 blocks by the end of the year.

Please send me ideas for some good blocks to do! I have a few in mind to get back into things.

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Positive Progress

“A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” — Joyce Meyer

That quote has always been a favorite of mine although I tend to forget it when times get tough.

I have made headway on organizing my crafting room. Going through all of my fabrics brought back memories of how I acquired them and all the joy I had sewing. Knowing that I will be back to it soon makes me very happy.

It had filled me with dread for weeks even looking at the room because every time I looked at it I wanted to clean it but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. The self sabotaging urges in me took over.

Now I just have to decide what I will be sewing first. As a goal for myself I think I will make a Christmas gift for people in my family. When I used to give them my crafts for presents – seeing their joy when they opened it and how rewarding it was to know that the time I spent on it was more than worth it. I know in the years I haven’t been crafting they have been wondering when I’m going to stop buying their gifts and start making their gifts. I think I will start with this duffel bag project to knock the dust off.

As I get back to organizing I think it might be time to oil up my sewing machine.

Getting back to crafting now

The last time I spent a good amount of time crafting was in college. Now as a mature woman I would like to get back into it.

Now the question is what is stopping me? I just moved and now have my own craft room and it is a disaster. I mean everything got thrown off the moving truck into the room and has not moved since. My cats have turned the room into their sanctuary. Now it needs to be my sanctuary.

Now I will be spending this week and weekend organizing the room so that I can get back to my creative outlet. I am not looking forward to any part of it but I know it will make me happier.

Do any of you have any organization tips for craft rooms or anything that you do to not get distracted while organizing?