It seems as quilters/sewers/crafters there is always something to be sorted/tidied/made....
I largely keep my 'work room' tidy (forgive me but I find it very hard to get down to work if the room has stuff all over - it is my weakness).
I do, however, have a small storage space and that is 'a scary place' as Mr 10 year old grandson told me when he visited. This weekend I decided to tidy up part of it .... amongst other things was a box of mini quilts I had taken down when we painted the inside of the house 4 years ago!
This is my main quilting area (which is obvious isn't it?)
Hubz helped me to do this.... it is a really happy place now.
Most of these are gifts/swaps. I also have a collection of mini's for a hanger which change from time to time and I love them too - also mainly swaps.
Lots of fun and makes me smile every time I walk in there...
I did these big informal swirls all over.... I was going more for gentle African breeze but it is a bit cyclonic!!! haha
The backing is a flannel, grey with cutest little giraffes all over it... I used a darker grey streaky for binding (the background to the giraffes is a very light grey spot)
In the evenings I knitted up this pair of shoes. Don't know the gender of the baby so going for as neutral as I can be. I am just sorting out for a bib to go with it..
This is a pattern used for me and my siblings, my children and many of their cousins, my grandchildren and now extended family. My pattern is written in my Mum's hand so it's pretty special to me. They are a little shoe that I found the babies didn't kick off easily.
Part of the tidying was getting to use some of my scraps - sometimes I find I end up with very generous sized leftovers from a quilt...
I made this quilt in 2018 and it lives in UK with a grandiegirl.... cute little hedgehogs with one facing a different direction. In the label I encouraged her to be brave to take the other way if she needed to.
Anyway, the leftovers have been tamed.... this will be a Star Pop quilt... Raewyn was doing one and I rather love it. I expect another bunch of leftovers will get the same treatment. I just need to buy some plain fabric for the stars to go with it.