Oklahoma Tornado Relief – Moore Love

I am reposting this from the Oklahoma City Modern Quilt Guild. I live 5 miles from the storm path.  Please consider donating a quilt. I know I will be.

God bless the hurting.

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Thank you to everyone who has offered their help and have been so patient with us as we try to devise a plan.  Many wonderful ideas were sent to us, our guild members had many fabulous thoughts, and we discussed them all at our meeting last night.

We know you want something tangible to go to the victims of these horrific tornadoes.  We have had many offers of completed quilts, and due to limited man power on our end, we have decided to ask everyone to send completed quilts to our guild rather than blocks.  It could be a quilt you have waiting for a good home, a new one you want to make special just for someone in need, it can be modern, traditional, any size, any colors, made by an individual or a group.  You send us your completed quilts and we will get them to those in need.

Quilts will be due to the OKC Modern Quilt Guild by June 30th.  If you e-mail us at okcmqg@gmail.com we will get an address to you.

Our guild will also be creating two quilts to raise money for two charities in the form of a drawing, as money is a big need for that area right now.  That post should go up about mid June so please stay on the lookout for that one!

Thank you for your outpouring of support, love, positive thoughts, prayers… and quilts!

How to fight quilting clutter?

This is a post where I need your advice and responses! Like I mentioned in my last post, I have moved and lost about 400 sq ft and a whole bedroom (my guest bedroom was primarily a quilting/junk room). 

I’ve been reading a lot of decluttering and simplifying blogs and articles to combat my packrat tendencies, but I don’t know how to deal with my quilting and sewing items. 

Despite only really sewing for about 8 months, I have collected a lot of fabric for my stash. Too much, I’m sure. How do you keep your stash reigned in? Do I already need to de-stash myself to keep it in check? How do you guys deal?

Can you be a quilter living a decluttered lifestyle?

Fabric Wish List

Well, I’ve moved. Now I’m in the process of unpacking and reorganizing. And purging. I went from 1000 sq feet, 2 bedrooms, to about 700 sq feet, 1 bedroom. It’s not that big of a deal because I live alone and my previous place was way too much room, but it is motivating me to get rid of some stuff. 

And I’m realizing how much quilting/sewing stuff I’ve acquired in the past 6 months… lots o’ fabric. It motivates me all the more to use up the fabric I have and finish the projects I’ve already planned.

To completely flout the previous two paragraphs, I thought today I’d share some fabrics that I’m drooling over and what I envision for them.

Razzmatazz Hipster Fat- The RBD Designers for Riley Blake Designs

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This fabric could be filed under “love it but am extremely unlikely to buy it or make anything with it.” The cross stitch patterned fabric is so clever. I love the mod designs, but it’s not really my taste for my own decor.

In from the Cold by Kate Spain

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I love Christmas! And what a delightful pattern and color set that reminds you of all the coziness of Christmas. I can definitely see myself making this into a tree skirt or stockings or snuggly throw.

Christmas Countdown by Deb Strain

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I love the slightly modern twist on classic Christmas motifs. The light and dark values would make for a beautiful value quilt.

Winter’s Lane by Kate and Birdie Paper Company

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This is absolutely what I want on my bed this Christmas. So beautiful. Everything I love about winter and in colors I adore.

Kona Cotton Grecian Water Fabric Color Story by Robert Kaufman

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This is the magnum opus of fabric I lust after. I have a very specific, very special quilt for myself in mind with this fabric. Just need to save some pennies… moving is expensive!

What fabrics are on your wishlist?

Sewing sabbatical

After the failure of the craft fair (and the intense preparation for it), I needed a little break, so I’m doing that. I am also moving this weekend, so for the past few days all sewing stuff has been packed up. If there were any motivation to destash, moving all my fabric is it. So I’ll be “away” for a little while while I get settled in and back into the groove. 

Happy sewing everyone!