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Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
So, here's what I've been working on:
Another Dino is ready, sort of, I need to rough cut the head and add some spots on his back, but I'm already ready to stitch him down. I used the freezer paper on the top as it's big and it's just easier to stitch.
I did some cleaning yesterday and today, not that I didn't also sew, but I thought I'd show you what I've done and see what you think. I haven't gotten it just right yet, but this is what I'm trying to do.
All my walls are half-walls and are slanted. I wanted to line them with tops (quilted or not) to help make it seem more like a studio, so I put up those magnetic bars that I use on my HQ16 for floating tops. I got them from Harbor Freight. You can see them through this particular quilt at the top. I have "pinned" it up with magnet hooks, then draped a bungee cord across the middle so it wouldn't fall into the room. I didn't have a big enough cord, so I used two so it wouldn't snap off. I just need a different type of pretty magnet to use to attach the quilts to the magnetic bars and maybe cover the bungee cord? I need a way to hang/replace quilts often so nothing can be too permanent. Thoughts? Any good ideas? I just used push pins for the bottom edge. I didn't want to use a real quilt yet so this is a prototype.
I also organized my Accuquilt dies on the bookcase that I moved to that location. Looks nice and I can see them all from the top. I decided to give up the surface of the bookcase in order to see the labels rather than in the bookcase where I had to pull a bunch out to get the right one. I haven't used the dies yet, but I'll let you know if it was worth giving up the top space. They are just standing in those plastic paper folder sorters (similar product) from Staples. I'm almost out of space so I can't buy anymore dies!! They are below the quilt, but since I took that pic, I've turned them around so they didn't hang off the bookcase.
I got a ton of these containers in various sizes from the JoAnn's that was re-locating and wanted to get rid of all their store fixtures. I just picked up a bunch of stuff and put it in all the bins. These are the smallest size and JoAnn's had jewelry part packets for sale in them. I need to really think about what will go in them at the end of my studio "clean-up" adventure because it's next to my Accuquilt and not many small parts are used at that counter.
So, I just had a chance to do my latest Dino today and a bit of a Dear Jane block, but I need to get on some of my applique blocks tonight.
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