Monday, August 09, 2010

All it took...

With my DH away on a golfing outing this weekend I had lots of time to work of the sewing room...but did I? Ten minutes into the digout I found a vintage block that had fallen off my inspiration board. That is all it took...
It was time for a break anyways right? And drafting the block is as good as Suduko for exercising the "little brain cells." (I do my blocks the old fashioned way with graph paper, a ruler, pencil and an eraser...)

And well then I need to make up a test block to check my math....
Maybe I will change up the fabrics a bit...
OK, so now it is Monday and all I have done in my "organize the sewing room closet quest' is pick up this one block. But I now have a dozen of these blocks that hopefully will be made into a quilt and not just fodder for the UFO pile....

I did do a few other things...appliqued a few more leaves on my guild's donation quilt (which is so close to being done!)...made a big pot of corn chowder using lots of fresh corn from the farmer's market which I served to some fellow quilters on Saturday with melon salad and cherry coffee cake (I'm living off of leftovers still which means I have more stitching time....)

This morning I have to go to the Y but after my "balance" class I promise to empty that closet...unless of course I find another block....

ps...the pincushion and luggage tag in the photo on the top of this post are gifts from a quilting buddy's Mom. Aren't they cute! And things I can sure use!

11 comments:

Clare said...

All it takes is a small diversion and that's it. Intended to clear out the batting store the other day and found some solids stashed at the back so had to organise those and then got even more side tracked and started playing with my batik stash!

Gorgeous pin cushion.

Loris said...

Your blocks are beautiful! Great use of your inspiration...that's what re-organizing is for anyway :-)

Serena said...

oh I love the prairie queen block! just beautiful. and i have to say i use graph paper right along with you. much more fun!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love those little blocks!

quiltmom said...

Love the pin cushion and the blocks- good luck with your closet- I cleaned out my clothes closet this past week- I took out two big bags of stuff that I chose to get rid of. It really feels nice to have some space in the closet where I can actually see what is there.
Have a terrific week.
Regards,
Anna

Darcie said...

Hey, when inspiration hits we have to go with it, right?! Those blocks look more fun that any digout I've ever been a part of. Glad you took the time to play and enjoy!

Lady of the Cloth said...

Love the blocks, isn'g it funny how a cleaning excavation in a quilt room can take off in all directions at the drop of a hat.
Do you share recipes? I've been looking for a good corn chowder recipe forever and the corn will be ripe before we know it.. Carline

Jeanne said...

Cool, wanna come to my house and work on some of my Orphan blocks????

Tonya R said...

fun blocks. and obviously a great distraction from organizing. yeah, I need to do some of that too...

Nines said...

How cool is that? Inspiration indeed! Love the blocks!

julieQ said...

I love your blocks! Old is new again...and the organization will still be there when you get back to it.