As I look around my sewing room, I am overwhelmed by the jumble of fabric, sewing machines and WIP's cluttering the space. Fabric scraps from other projects litter the floor, having spilled out of the buckets and baskets meant to contain them. This is a problem. The entryway-turned-sewing room is the first thing anyone sees upon entering the house, and right now it's giving off a hoarder vibe.
Things are in disarray because I've chosen to ignore the mess in favor of sewing. By taking part in the Marcelle Medallion and Modern Maples fun, I've come out of self-imposed exile and find myself jumping into sew-alongs with gleeful abandon. So before Marcelle Medallion or Modern Maples are even finished, I've already joined the Penny Patch Quilt-along at Stitched in Color.
I love the simplicity of design of the Penny Patch quilt. It's squares
upon squares- different sizes, but all squares, nonetheless. This lends
itself easily to power chain-piecing. If you decide to join in the
fun, Rachel has an excellent post about choosing a color scheme. Because I kept waffling back and forth between color palettes and
couldn't commit to just one, I'm going to make a scrappy version of the
quilt. Going through the scraps seems a perfect start to cleaning up the sewing room.
Linking up to the Penny Patch linky party at Stitched in Color and to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.