Okay, so you may have seen this:
|This is my fabric (or the majority of it) in an "organized" fashion.|
Well I finally went to Ikea over the holidays and sought out a more stable solution. There was a big sale on so I picked up an Expedit unit, and some inserts to make cupboards and drawers. I was pretty excited....you know, till the building part began. Ugh.
|I put the unit together in my hallway where there was more room. Notice the horizontal orientation.|
|Fortunately, vertical orientation fit like a glove. So I started to load it up. I am loathe to admit, those cupboards are full of fabric too.|
I really did start to wonder if I was going to need another one. I'm not going to lie, this works for my current stash, but if I get any more fabric, I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get another one. Its a weird feeling, having done this sewing thing for 5.5 years, I'm half proud and half ashamed of myself. Lol.
|And here she is - I used the actual existing shelf of the closet to store my bags and partial bags of batting|
And my favourite part? I spent the time to fold all of my fat quarters and put them in a drawer so I can see them all at once:
|Super endorphin delivering happiness! I will save the fun of putting them in colour order for another day.|
Bonus, I even found some less-than-pretty to me fabric to donate to the local guild. I know I am never going to use it so they might as well dedicate it for some community projects.
|I'm not going to use any of this - someone else might as well.|
And after that my hands were a bit sore from all the screwing drawers together, then unscrewing, then re-screwing so I sat down to sketch out the duvet cover I'm going to make for my crazy friend Brenty. He's a lovely blend of funny and whack-a-doodle so I knew anything I made for him had to represent his boisterous and out-there personality. He loved the sketch so I am all set to go on my next project. You know....when my new fabric gets here.
|Not using an existing pattern, but knocked a to-do off my 2014 list by sketching it out myself. We'll see how it goes. I had to do quilt math! :o|