I guess in order for me to get anything accomplished, I like to keep things organized. My mother seems to think that I am very organized and could put my fingers on things in my sewing room rather quickly. I wonder what she would've thought if she had seen me yesterday. I spent nearly 5 hours organizing again. When my sister was here just 2 weeks ago, we spread out all the quilts on the extra twin beds upstairs. My quilt tops were left in a drawer and a pile and I knew I would get to them soon. My thoughts were that I would go through them to decide which ones I would want to quilt next. But recently there was a discussion in the Yahoo group, Stashbusters, about what size quilts we make. The discussion made me realize something I've known for some time. I have not been making many quilts big enough for beds.
So yesterday I ended up pulling out 9 quilt tops that I decided I could still make larger. I rummaged through all of my fabric, and I mean all, looking for any remaining matching fabric or other fabric that I might want to add to these quilts to make them larger. One of the great things is I think I will only need to buy border fabric for one of the quilt tops, and binding for one other. I guess I'm glad I hadn't quilted them yet.
I also organized my binding bin. I was dismayed to find many of the bindings were not labeled and there were perhaps 8 quilt tops that I had not set aside binding fabric for. So I'm glad I took care of that.
I don't particularly enjoy adding borders, but I want to take care of these soon. Most of them will probably just get a plain border, but 3 of them will get pieced borders. I've always wanted to participate in a round robin and now's my chance. Here is one quilt top I'm thinking of setting on point, and making it larger with additional blocks and borders. I only have one of the original fabrics left, but I don't really think that matters. These fabrics look pretty good with it. I'm sure I can find more.
I got a few bindings done, and I have a few more ready to sew on. Also, I really enjoyed getting acquainted with Karen at the quilt show in Madison. It turns out we enjoy pretty much the same kind of quilts. And if that wasn't enough. I went into the Whitewater shops today with Lucrecia. There was a sale I just couldn't miss. Well, I'm glad it's never ending. I hope your glad too. Sew long.