Feb 18, 2011

An awesome AHA moment!

My sewing room is a small space…less than 10’ square…so I have to be very creative in getting the most use out of it.  Mr. Sunshine is always trying to explain to me how I can not get one more piece of furniture in there…and then I amaze him by finding a way to do it anyway. 

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I’m doing great on storage ideas but my biggest problem has been table space.  Then the other day I read this post over at Bloom and she led me to this post at La Vie en Rosie and a giant AHA! moment hit me. 

Early the next morning I was out shopping for foam core boards and inexpensive batting and before noon my quilt boards were all assembled. 

And now…look what I can do!

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And I love being able to carry them right to my sewing machine.  I can sew away without having to keep jumping up to get block pieces from the design wall.  Wonderful!

I am now using them to finish the last row on my “The Road Less Traveled” quilt. 

But the first thing I used them for was to finish my Nine Patch Challenge blocks

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A beautiful pile of yellow and blue (with a touch of green).

And I finally have a plan for how to put them all together.

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19 comments:

Mary L. said...

Holy cow, you make me want to start just about every project I see on your blog! Stop it!!!

Tiffaney said...

My room makes your look huge. This is a wonderful Idea. I think I copy is in order. Thanks for the tip.

Béa said...

Interesting idea and beautiful blocks. XOXO

Carrie said...

I love your boards... now I just need some blocks as gorgeous as yours are!

I'm glad you like the boards and that they're working for you so well. I loved the idea when I first heard it from a friend, and any really good idea needs to be shared.

Now go sew!

Thimbleanna said...

I saw those boards and they do, indeed, look like big aha moments! And I love how you plan quilts the same way that I do!

Barb said...

Oh, tha tis awesome....and I do love the blocks.

Chookyblue...... said...

I saw your idea not too long ago.......the blocks look great..........

Stephanie said...

Great solution! Love your blocks and you really have a fantastic design going for your 9-patches.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I just love AHA moments--they make life so much more exciting--thanks for sharing yours!! I have one of those boards made--hadn't thought about making more for the other blocks--thanks!!!
Hugs, Di
PS I also love the blocks you are doing!!!

Suedio said...

I'm feeling a trip to the office supply store coming on. . .

Thanks so much for sharing - and your blocks look great, too!

Regards, Sue

Needled Mom said...

Great idea. I can't wait to see the blue and yellow one done.

MARCIE said...

Great looking blocks and clever idea with the foam board and batting.

ann hermes said...

I have been using foam core boards covered in batting for my little quilts for a long time. I can usually get the whole quilt on one board. Often I will prop the board up In another room, so I can have a fresh look at the work in progress when I enter that room.

Tricia said...

I always love it when I can steal an idea and make it work for me. Great aha moment!

julieQ said...

Wow, your blocks are just gorgeous!! I like the boards...fun!!

Terrie Sandelin said...

What a great idea!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your blocks are lovely. It is funny how we can make a small space do for us.

Micki said...

That is a wonderful idea...I will have to try this out. I love your blocks!
Micki

Bloom said...

How great are these boards? Such a simple idea, but they just work don't they?! Your blocks are wonderful. And you can stack them up to save space. Happy days!

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