Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Elated by a finish!

 At last!  A finished quilt!

Ok, so it's quite small, but it is the first 'finished item' on my C&G course, so it had lots of attention paid to it as I was designing, constructing and quilting it!

The quilting is dense, but I'm delighted to say that 'Radio' hangs flat, due to some blocking / damp stretching.  I'm also glad to say that it seems happy to hang from the radio aerial that I'd purchased in error last summer.
 After it was finished I decided that it was time for a sort out of the craft room / study.  I've managed to turn it from this....



with boxes, bags, and all sorts of things piled one on top of the other.....












 .....to this, with a bit more floor space on show, a bit more shelf space on show, and a fresher feeling to the room.











 There is still a bit of moving to do - an old laptop, some of the girls' old school work and some extra wadding that belongs up in the loft, not in this room.

I think that the school work proves that I haven't tidied up properly since last July.  That's quite poor, even for me!

The next job is to cull the quilt books which are threatening to get out of hand (again!).

At least with this job done I can get on with some sewing again - much more fun!  I'll be able to finish one or two things that I discovered fabric for during the tidying up process, of course!

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous quilting Plum, I look forward to seeing it. Do you think it's the sun driving the clearing up / out? I managed three big bags of "stuff" that went to Freecycle at the weekend.

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  2. I absolutely love your quilt. Did you make the design yourself? I showed it to my husband who collects vintage radios and he thought it was absolutely beautiful.
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

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  3. An amazing finish -it's gorgeous! ! I need a serious tidy up too. Thank you so very much for the parcel, they are perfect in fact, I used one today!

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  4. Gorgeous quilting! I need to figure out an organizational pattern here at the new house for my sewing stuff...I don't have a "sewing room" here and am having to come up with an alternate plan of action. Seeing others make progress though is so inspiring me to get a move on...

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  5. Fabulous quilting and hanging it on that radio aerial is so perfect yet amusing, well done you.

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  6. Very interesting to read about all your different samples-lots of learning. I think it's easier to work in an uncluttered space though to sort out work to do you hsve to clutter your space!

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  8. Well done! On both the finish and the tidying up

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