A girlfriend recently told me that there is type of anxiety that some people feel when their space is disorderly. Hello . . . boy does that explain me and my recent love/hate relationship with my sewing room! After months of neglect . . . . my sewing room is in to such a state of disarray that I can no longer stand to be in there. Resisting the urge to throw up my hands & walk out shutting the door behind me, I promised myself if I could just tidy up half of the room I'd reward myself by starting a new project. Beginning in the farthest corner of the room with my sewing, cutting, and pressing stations, I spent several hours organizing, tossing things out, and putting things in their place. It actually was kind of therapeutic in a way (not therapeutic enough to finish the whole room in one sitting).
So with my back to the remainder of the chaos, my reward:
In perfect timing . . . Cora's Quilts just released their Spring Sampler Quilt Along sponsored by Connecting Threads.
Looking through my stash, I ran across a line I had forgotten that I had tucked away Vin du jour by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics.
Being a relatively new quilter and a visual person, I had a hard time sorting my fabric choices into the various groups until I found the tutorial on choosing fabrics that Cora's Quilts included with this Quilt Along. Wow, what a great help that was!
I was surprised at how quickly I was able to completed the first block and I love the way it turned out!
I heard the instructions for the second block are posted. I'm going to try to resist the temptation to start it until I get another part of the room in order. Hopefully by the time I finish all of the blocks my sewing room will again be my oasis.