Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

Progress on Sewing and the Space



Yesterday I buckled down and cleaned out this cabinet that backs up my sewing table.  I really like that it supports the weight of the quilts while I’m quilting, and also gives an extra surface for cutting, but I didn’t feel I was making as good use of it’s storage space as I might.  Also, I had rolled up wall hangings stored in the open and I worried about them eventually fading.  And it was on my September Get It Done list.

So I cleaned out thirty years of craft supplies, and managed to reduce them to the bottom shelf so that the quilts can live on the top one.  I kept two knitting UFOs, some novelty yarn, a huge counted cross stitch project, paints and brushes, and Girl Scout things with which I’m not yet ready to part.  I donated a big bag of boring yarn, print making and chair caning supplies,  and many boxes of photo frame Christmas cards.  No, I never sent photo cards, but they worked well for paper pieced cards for special friends.  Whew!  Feeling lighter now.



I finished two small autumn wall hangings.


And I started pulling fabric for Scrap-in-a-Box, the mystery quilt that will be starting in January.  I hope some more of you will join us in this.  I’m not going to finalize or cut till at least next month.  I want to look at the colors for a while, and I should do other things that are on my September list.


Hope you are making the progress you want.  I’m linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

5 thoughts on “Progress on Sewing and the Space

  1. Congrats on getting the cabinet cleaned out! Chair caning? Wow! I really love the autumn wall hangings. They are beautiful.

  2. And rug braiding! There was that, too.

  3. Getting rid of crafting supplies is hard….. There always seems to be a good reason to hold on. 🙂

  4. Great job on the cabinets. . . I have a few that need organizing, so I know how much work and willpower it takes! Love the bright colors on the fall wall hanging! Great job!

  5. Well done! Any chance ( now that you are experienced) that you can come and do mine too??????

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