One Thing, One Week Challenge

Last week I wrote a list of three things that I wanted to accomplish. My list included making an Apple Pie (check), finishing my organization project for my sewing room (check) and completing Part 2 of the Mystery QAL that I am working on in Quiltmaker Magazine (check).  This whole setting attainable goals for myself has turned out to be a good thing…maybe something I will continue 🙂

I also decided to participate in the One Week, One Week Challenge over at Amy’s Creative Side:


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For my challenge entry I decided the most important thing for me to complete was my organizational project and I am IN LOVE!!!

Here is a before picture of my cabinet:

Love the cabinet – hate the mess inside!

Do you remember my post where I was testing a tutorial.

Well, I made a few changes to the tutorial and decided to go big or go home.  I made 9 more baskets with my own measurements and they turned out GREAT!

I decided that ROYGBIV was the way to go, but I added a box for black and/or white fabrics and another box for multi-colored fabrics.

I am so in love with these boxes. This time I used Pellon Fusible fleece on the outer layer and a craft weight fusible stabilizer on the inner layer.  I used 2 fat quarters for each of the boxes, the bottom outside and the entire inside of each box was done in white linen – I was trying to add some strength and stability to the boxes because I know they are going to get used and abused.

After sorting out my fabric and filling the boxes it because painfully apparent what my favorite colors are – the blue, indigo, black/white, multi-color and red bins were stuffed to the gills!  I guess that means either I can’t buy anymore of those colors or I simply need to buy more fabric in the other colors so those bins can catch up 🙂

I know you are thinking that I need more boxes, but the rest of the fabric on the left hand side is minky and felt, which I don’t really want to put in a box. The fabric on the right hand side is unfinished quilts that are in some stage of completion and I really don’t want them in a box because that will just make them out of sight out of mind and they will NEVER get finished!

What do you think?  I am still waiting on a delivery of mason jars from my mom to do more organizing and prettying up, but the sewing room is definitely coming along!

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