I have added another shelving unit to my quilt studio. I had to move the ironing board out to put the shelf in and now I don't know where to put the ironing board! This shelving unit isn't as large as the other three or as tall. I am not sure it will hold everything I need it to, but I will keep it until it crashes down. In the clearing out process, I have started going through a box of quilting stuff that has been sitting by the ironing board for several years now. I have discovered some round robin quilt tops from over 10 years ago when I was part of an online quilt chat group. I have also come across several orphan blocks, more quilt tops, some batik blocks that I really, really like and can kind of remember making. There are 8 of those blocks. Five of the blocks are put together from 4 separate paper piece blocks and the other 3 are the log cabin style. I just need to make one block in a log cabin style to have a nice wall hanging or center section of a larger quilt. I will try to get a picture of them this week so you can see.
I have spent the evening and parts of this long weekend cutting fabric (okay, and being really, really, lazy and playing games on the computer, too). I need to clear out some boxes and put all my squares in them to get more organized. I already have boxes that have strips - 2 1/2", 1 3/4" and 1 1/2" - all in separate boxes. I also have a tub (larger than a box) of multi-size strips. Right now I use my tub to make spiderweb blocks. Now that I type this, I need to get back to this sometime in the near future. I also have separate boxes of 2 1/2" squares and 5" squares that also includes some charm packs. I have a little, bitty, box (it's actually a recipe box) for my 2 inch squares. I have squares cut from 1 1/2" to 5". I went on a retreat a few years back where the teacher told how she cuts her fat quarters into squares and strips getting them ready for later use. Since then, I have been trying to get some of my larger fabric scraps and random fabric in fat quarters and 1/2 yards cut up ready for scrap quilt use. I am trying to clear out some of my older and ugly fabrics. Well, I just wanted to put something down here since it's been over a week since I posted. I will try to get a few pictures up here on Wednesday. I need to get back on a system both here and in real life.