Sunday, September 19, 2010

Spring Cleaning - just a few months late

If you'd been at my house the past few days you would have thought it was April instead of September.  The spring cleaning bug hit me Thursday so I spent all day Friday and Saturday organizing and discarding.  I now have the majority of my fabric on shelves grouped by color - no more digging for that perfect piece.  I have looked at dozens of magazines with most of them going to the discard pile.  Goodwill will be so happy to see me tomorrow! 

Before I started on my cleaning frenzy, I did manage to get a birthday present made.  This is the needleroll made from Moda's French General line.

And here's the box where it lives when it's not being used.  I didn't take a photo of the inside of the box but it is lined with vintage dictionary pages.

I am also working on a large 9-block quilt.  It is a reproduction of an antique quilt.  Pieces are large and choosing the fabric has been just too much fun.  

Here's what the original looks like.  Several friends are making the quilt.  I can't wait to see how theirs look.
I would love to chat more but have a few more piles to tackle. 


  1. I love that little needle roll. Is there a pattern out for that?

  2. Meredith
    This was from a class at Buggy Barn. I know there's no pattern currently out but Alma and Barb may be planning to include it in a future book. Hope so!

  3. I LUV the little needleroll.Can I get on your birthday list.Mine is Nov23rd,lol!Your applique block is wonderful.I just got fabric for the Bachlor Button Quilt by Blackbird designs,in Country Inn book.Its the largest applique I have ever attempted.