One of my biggest challenges of being a quiltaholic is keeping my space "workable". I won't even use the word "clean" because that will never happen!
When I am working on a project, my cutting table looks like this. And my sewing room has piles of fabric everywhere, pieces voted off the project, pieces waiting to be cut up, block parts in various stages of construction, and maybe even another pile of fabric being auditioned for a completely different project to start after this one!
Everything is a creative mess. I have written blog posts about this before (click here to read one of my faves).
I know this is how I roll. It's how I sew and it's part of my creative process. But once in a while things get totally out of control and something drastic needs to happen.
I really really wish that when a project is finished, the tidy up fairies would come in and re-organize everything for me. They would put the equipment back where it belongs, sort the scraps into a well organized system, run the vacuum around to pick up all the threads, etc. But the fairies never show up. Eventually I get sick of the mess and start to tidy things up.
But then... I come across a great scrappy treasure. All thoughts of tidying up are conveniently forgotten. I start working on a different project, and make an even bigger mess.
Look what I found while cleaning today? These are baby HST's from Under the Sea. When they are put together like this they form pinwheels. They are so cute and just need pressing and trimming.
What do you think of this layout?