Friday, May 23, 2008

Flowers & cleaning

Here are a few more origami flowers, in various stages of completion, that will be part of my Miniature Booty swap quilt. The background is all pieced but I haven't put any flowers on yet. I love the blue here but it's not in the quilt -- too bad! Still have to finish cutting away the background on several of these (they should all have free petals).I checked out my partner's blog and am hopeful that this quilt will fit her style.

My sewing area is much better organized than it was this morning -- at the very least, it no longer looks like it was struck by a tornado. I have been working on so many projects, and have our guild's Project Linus fabrics, too, and all that stuff was overwhelming. I just couldn't get anything done in there. I cleaned up and did lots of tasks that were 5 or 10 minutes (trimmed some blocks, cut foundation squares, etc.) and then put things in their own boxes. Now there's a little space for the creative juices to flow.

Enjoy the weekend! I'll be in Chicago tomorrow and can't wait!

9 comments:

Pattie said...

I love the little flowers - they're darling! I'm making tons of little hexagons right now, with cheery fabric from my stash. It's nice to be doing some hand-work after all the machine piecing.

I need to follow your example and organize my sewing room. I've got stuff from hell to breakfast, as my Mom used to say!

Hope you had fun in Chicago.

Catherine said...

I adore your little flowers! Got to figure out how to make some of those! Wouldn't one of those be super as a topper on a pin cushion? Uh oh -- ideas. I am trying to stay focused on one thing at a time and here you go -- giving me more ideas! ;-)

Grannyspot said...

It does feel good to get organized - kind of provides the infrastructure for creativity, I think! I can go for only so long feeling things kind of slipping through my fingers and then I have to stop and reclaim my space! I always hate to take the time - and I'm always glad I did! Congratulations!

Laurel said...

Adorable flowers! I'd love to know how you made those. Are you going to sew them onto a quilt top? I want to do that!

meggie said...

Have Fun in Chigago!

jillytacy said...

Thanks for sharing a sneak peek with us. The flowers look great! I love the colors and can't wait to see the finished quilt. Have fun in Chicago this weekend!

The Quilting Pirate said...

OOOO AHHHH...too cute!! I'm sure your partner is going to love this!

The Calico Cat said...

Cute - love those oranges!

Pam said...

Checking out your site for more hints and peeks...wow!!! These little flowers are d-a-r-l-i-n-g! I am overwhelmed by the amount of work you have put into this swap and thrilled beyond thrilled to have this little doll quilt come to live at my house!

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