Sewing rooms get untidy overnight - they do honest! Mine does it all the time. Little gremlins creep in while you're asleep and throw fabric all over the floor!
So this weekend 'amazingly tolerant DH' finally lost the plot (mainly with the kids about the rest of the house you understand) and discretion being the better part of valour I thought it prudent to set to and tidy up my sewing area before I needed to don a tin hat and a flak jacket!
So much so I could lay down the newly finished baby quilt top on the playroom floor for its photocall instead of having to go into the lounge :o)
Now to say it's not the sort of colour combination I'd pick for this type of project I am pleased with it and looking forward to quilting it now.
The baby's not due until 15th March so I'm not in any great hurry and sandwiching, even of small pieces, is my least favourite job. It won't be quilted in the next day or two that's for sure.
So what onto next? I do have several tops I could also sandwich and quilt including my scrappy hearts and stars - same excuse so that probably won't happen in a hurry.
My Ostrich is done for the next two rounds so there's nothing pressing there either.
Several UFO's are also looking at me longingly but I don't fancy them either - one even made it out of the zipper bag it's in but went back double quick.
So of course what does any self-respecting quilter do in this situation?
Of course - look for something new to start.............
This photo (ignore the light spot in the centre - the gremlins are playing in the camera now I've tidied the sewing area) shows a little tablecloth measuring about 30" square which depicts the beautiful distinctive buildings of the north German city of Lubeck. You might remember that the school exchange partner of DH lives there with his wife and family. The cloth was a present to Nigel even before I met him and sadly sits in a cupboard as it doesn't have an immediate obvious home anywhere.
As I was tidying up all my fabric I came across the piece of cotton sheeting I'd dyed some months ago in a very similar blue (shown here sitting on top of it) so I think I might have a go at a wall hanging incorporating them both. At least that way we'd get the pleasure of it instead of it sitting in the linen cupboard.
It will probably be a long narrow strip quilt with rows of blocks between the rows of buildings you can see here in the close-up using just blue and white fabric - after all I said this week about two colour quilts!?!
So I shall go now and have a think about maybe playing with a bit of seminole or some mini blocks