I'm going to give my 2013 goal of learning FMQ a rest in May so I can focus on keeping up with my UFOs and getting my quilting room set up. In June I'll be ready to make it a priority again.
Two of my UFOs are lap quilts that just need binding - Shabby Strings and Watercolor Spring. Come Sail Away is a Project Linus top that needs to be quilted and bound. Thimbleberries Jacob's Ladder (wall quilt) is at the needs borders stage and Easter Stacked Coins (lap quilt) needs to be assembled into a top. All very doable I think.
|Shabby Strings, Watercolor Spring, Thimbleberries Jacob's Ladder & Easter Stacked Coins|
|Come Sail Away|
Last night I was so sore from stripping wallpaper I could hardly move! The paper is coming off pretty well, but the border adhesive is nasty. This morning I went to town and bought some ZIF gel which is working better but still a lot of scraping going on. I'm hoping to have one clear wall by the end of the day and finish up on the weekend. The upside is that I am having ample time to think about what to put where!
I have a Pinterest board that is chock full of wonderful quilt rooms and fun projects if you have some time to kill or just enjoy looking at pretty things like I do.
First on my want list is a design wall and a large cutting table. I have my eye on this table as my prototype and will need to make a trip to IKEA and enlist a friend's husband who is a handy man to help me out. Isn't it great? 4 feet by 6 feet means I could baste most of my Project Linus quilts on it easily. I love the casters so I can push it against the wall when necessary. And, the storage! IKEA has all kinds of baskets, bins and even drawers that fit these shelves.
HERE at IKEA Hackers blog.
For my design wall I'm going to follow THIS tutorial from Cut to Pieces. I haven't decided if I'm going to attach it to the wall or just lean up against it. Our floor boards are kind of tall and the wall I want to use has a drop header so it's not a normal height wall.
I'd better get back to scraping! I'm linking up to Nothing But UFOs in 2013@A Passion For Applique.