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Thankful for My Messy Sewing Room

 My sewing room is a bit of a mess right now, and I'm totally ok with that...I'm feeling especially thankful this week for this creative space that I have to work in, even when it's a disaster.  Currently, there is a quilt top spread out on the floor in the process of being basted, a finished quilt draped across my chair awaiting binding, and a new quilt project being cut on the cutting table!           I love the feeling of finishing projects, but like most quilters, I typically have more than one project going at once.  Today, I was in the middle of basting a quilt when I ran out of basting spray...I immediately ordered some more from Amazon, but with shipping delays it won't be here until next week 😞.  I miss the days when Amazon packages were delivered in two days.  While I wait, I decided it was the perfect time to start cutting out a new project!  I ordered a Patchwork Plaid Christmas quilt kit from  Maker Valley  several months ago and I absolutely love it!  If

Quilting has Begun!!

 I'm not going to lie, shortly after I decided to quilt this rather large quilt top myself I had a huge "what the heck was I thinking?!" moment 😳.  Just spray basting alone was a huge undertaking...my knees still hurt from kneeling on the floor.  This is the largest quilt I've ever made...I'm used to making lap or baby size quilts.  But once I got over my initial fear of "omg...I'm going to ruin this quilt" 😂, I realized even though it would be a challenge, I could totally do it.   I decided to straight line quilt a 1/4 inch from each seam...there are a lot of seams!  😲  But my trusty Baby Lock just kept chugging along and before I knew it, I had half the quilt done.  The throat space on my machine isn't super wide, so it's been a bit of a challenge squishing all that fabric through my machine.  But it's doable.  So far there's only been one minor set back...I was almost to the end of a row when my bobbin thread ran out...I had to

More Buffalo Plaid

 It smelled like fall in my sewing room this weekend, but it felt like Christmas!  I started on the second buffalo plaid quilt kit I ordered from  Maker Valley  and it's coming together just as quickly as the first.   This second kit also includes prints from the Swell and Sweet Christmas fabric line by Urban Chiks.  I love the snowmen just as much as the Santa faces...they have a similar vintage vibe.  And it's hard to see in the pictures, but the low volume white fabric is printed with little snowflakes which are a perfect compliment to the snowmen print.   I'm hoping to finish piecing it this weekend, and then I'll be ready to move on to basting and quilting!  All of this Christmas sewing is making me want to get out the Christmas decorations...and I'd be ok with some early snow days this year too.