A Quilter Moves In! Day 3

And the fun begins!

The fabric ‘cage’ is up! Next step… putting away my fabric. I have 100s (if not 1000s) of pieces of fabric, not counting the ones in my scrap bins. Some are no bigger than 1/8 yd. Some started out as half or whole yards, but have been cut into odd shapes over the years. I have pristine fat 1/4s, lumpy 2 1/2 yd.-clumps, odds and ends of this and that… you understand. The ‘cage’ is supposed to hold the neat and tidy 1/8-2yd. cuts of fabric. I arrange my fabric by color in ‘cube pairs’… 1 cube of blue prints above a cube of blue batiks, 1 cube of green prints above 1 cube of green batiks. I continue around the color wheel like that, with a detour into pink and brown. I’m thinking of starting with purple in the top right corner and then adding blue, green, and brown across to the left. On the bottom, starting at the lower right, I’ll add yellow, orange, pink, and red. The blacks and whites will be stored in the cubbies (blue and white in photo) under my big board. I’ll have to show you that another day.

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I have the strangest feeling that I may have to take over the closet. Hard to believe it's not all going to fit here, isn't it?!

Oh, and here are some more bolts. The rest are on the floor to the right of the cubes. Stay tuned. I’m taking a few days off work to finish this epic task, so I’ll have oodles to share on Monday. Now, if only I had a helper… hmmm… perhaps it’s time  to throw myself on the mercy of my young and energetic daughter-in-law, Vanessa. She’s a quilter herself and the most wonderful person  you can imagine. And, thank goodness, she is the Queen of Organization. Upward and onward! I’ll keep you posted.

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2 Responses to A Quilter Moves In! Day 3

  1. Kathy B says:

    HAHAHA! i can SO relate to this, My boyfriend moved me in with him from georgia to virginia, he had no clue that i have a love of sewing and quilting, well i had some fabric and some old clothing i had saved for the material and the memories i had in them, i left most of the clothing but the fabris was a must move, i left my old necci sewing machine that i sinply loved but i bought myself a new one (not a quilting machine or surger but i’ll be looking into purchasing one at a later date when move into a place that will give me a sewing room. Since moving here i have started building my collection of fabric so that when i do finally get the energy and heal my body from a long illness, i will be able to start building quilts again.
    He is screaming by not that i am hording fabric and that its all useless clutter until i showed him this art quilt that had an eagle on it, well now he is wanting me to make him one, lol i am by no means a real experienced quilter and its been many years since i made one however i have been getting my fabric ready and have made a few blocks, trying to get myself back into the swing, I am glad to see i am not the only one with this fabric obcession! YAH!, i can show him these pictures and tell him, see hunny? i don’t have quite this much fabric….yet! your my hero! HAHAHA! thanks for sharing this, it made me laff!

  2. Laura Roberts says:

    How wonderful to know that you laughed along with me. Thanks for commenting!

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