To quilt or not to quilt

March is national quilting month with the 21st designated as National Quilting Day. Martingale Publishers recently suggested quilters reveal their bucket list quilt. You know that one quilt that if the stars aligned, the fabric was perfect and the world stopped spinning long enough for you to have a day to quilt.

I have three bucket list quilts, 7 sister, a scrappy Irish chain quilt and a postage stamp quilt. The rest of the quilts I intend to make fall into one of these days I’ll get around to do list.

In our house March has been designated as “not much quilting going on around here” month. But that’s not bad news as the reason is I am finally getting a sewing room. Himself and I have debated long and hard as to how to incorporate a sewing space into our small home. Originally I thought it would be easy to spread out my projects and leave everything in the open to work on when the mood struck.

Living in a small home you need to be tidy, or the entire house looks written off. The bedroom is a pile of carefully sorted boxes of fabric, quilt magazines, baskets of unfinished projects, the list goes on and on.

The pantry is a great place to leave the cutting board but that it doesn’t work too well with cookie dough dropped on it.

Himself was to build the room with the help of my middle grand daughter. After much more debating rational minds preserved and we decided to hire a carpenter.

Construction began yesterday. The carpenter is also building a platform bed with massive storage drawers. I might be getting a sewing room but I still need loads of space to store my fabrics and UFOS.

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