I didn't see Janet's request to start with the curio cabinet until after I had already started on the cutting mat so I'll do the cabinet next.
I had chosen to start with the cutting mat because it's kind of grand central for my quilt lab - everything seems to start and stop here. And apparently a lot gets dumped here as well! I thought a nice/large/clean area would be very encouraging for the rest of the project.
This is what I started with. Not the worst I've ever had but not the best either considering I could only use about 11" x 20" on a 24" x 36" mat.
|We have a monthly birthday swap in hexie club and Denise is our penpal member. |
I finally sorted her envelope of birthday shapes into the storage bin with my prepared shapes.
|This weekend I had been working on my hexie iSpy quilt by cutting more 5" squares |
of hexie fabrics and black wedges. When I started cleaning I had 52 blocks made, 29 cut and 4 more to cut.
|While cleaning, I cut the last 4 and put it all the parts back into it's bin.|
This will be a nice no-brainer project when I'll have an hour to sew.
|Hmmm..left over fabric from Value Proposition...put this in the fabric-to-put-away- pile.|
|Hah! - found an empty plastic bin to store the fabric and to-be-completed chrysanthemums in.|
|These are from my POTC project. For a while I had some spare bits at my couch work station to use thread ends. Not sure why it was on the cutting table but I finished these up while watching TV and put them away in the POTC box.|
|This is new fabric for a hexie project that I haven't picked yet - I just couldn't pass on the pretty fabric.|
I put it in the someday pile.
And this is what I ended with!! Woohoo!! I spent time doing tiny bits of work to finish parts of the projects so it prob took a bit longer than I had originally planned but it's nice to have those bits done.
|The tin holds batik strips to trim into half hexies for my Twisted hexie project.|
|Lookie there - I trimmed them up this morning, set the tin aside to house another project and now |
my cutting mat is 99% clean with just my rotary cutter at the ready and my hexie rock.
Yipp - that was 8 hexie UFOs/WIPs on just my cutting mat. This is gonna be a loooooooooong clean up...