Friday, April 11, 2008


We have been having the most gorgeous spring weather. I am enjoying every minute with the fresh air coming through open windows, the bluebirds and friends on the feeder singing to me, and the new flowers that greet each new day.
It puts me in a mood to tidy and clean, especially deck and garage so I can be outside, but it has also spilled into the house and my sewing area. I've decided to keep myself honest in my stashbusting by posting monthly pics of my progress. I didn't realize myself how much I had
done until I looked at these:

BEFORE: (March, 08) AFTER: (April, 08)

I'm embarrassed to post even one "before" picture and there are many more. I can't believe how much has been done in just a few weeks, but believe me when I tell you there is more to do.

I have to give credit for this to Bonnie Hunter's Scrap User System that she shared with us at our March guild meeting. She explains it all (for free!) on her website, plus so much more. I took her directions and made myself a little cheat sheet to keep in a plastic sleeve on my cutting table. The drawers you see under the table have my different sized squares, bricks, and strips in them. The large Basket by Dawn is my favorite and holds the twin sized quilt I am currently hand quilting for my mother.
So you can see that there is hope, even for the messiest of Messies. Open your windows, let in some spring air, and spend 15 minutes folding and cutting and fondling your favorite fabrics. You'll be amazed at what you find and how much more you can accomplish. Have a beautiful weekend!


  1. I'm lucky to have come across Bonnie's site so early in my quilting career, so I've managed to be organised from the start. Aren't I lucky? I'm so looking forward to the 'real' spring to start here in the UK - it's the best time of year when it comes.

  2. Yeah - congrats on your organisational progress!! I've been using Bonnie's system half-heartedly for a few years. Recently I was lucky enough to be given 2 large boxes of fabric pieces and I decided the only sensible way to organise was to 'throw' myself into Bonnie's system. So I'm now cutting EVERYTHING smaller than a FQ into useable scraps. It's great :)


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