Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Keeping the Important Stuff; Letting Go of the Rest

Colorful Tree Panel Quilt Top
For the past few months I have been taking a hard look at all the "stuff" in my life. I cleaned out my kitchen. I cleaned out my clothes. It was freeing to let go of the things I was holding on to "just in case".

Green Geometric Dragonfly Quilt Top
However, I did not touch anything in the quilting room. I mean, I absolutely needed *every* *single* *thing* in there, right? Then, the other day, I started thinking about the overstuffed bins in and around my sewing table. Could I even say what was in some of them? Um, no; no I couldn't.

Hearts and Pinwheels Quilt TOP
And then I thought...if I sewed all day every day for the rest of my life, would it be possible to finish and use all of the "stuff" in my sewing room? Besides the fact that I will never sew all day every day, the answer was a resounding NO. So I've started going through some of those bins. It's been great fun, sort of like looking through an old scrap book.

Batik Dragonfly Quilt TOP
Then I learned that there is actually interest in quilt tops, that I didn't necessarily have to layer, quilt, and bind all those quilt tops to make them meaningful to someone. So that is where I have started. Several are shown throughout this post. You can see the details for those and others by clicking the description under the picture, clicking the SHOP link at the top of this page or by clicking here.

Peppermint and Swirls Quilt TOP
Even in the sewing room I am enjoying that freeing feeling of letting go of the "stuff".


  1. I did the same thing during the last year and of course I didn't dare do anything with my quilt stuff. I have this king sized quilt, partially hand quilted, but I'm never going to finish it. What can I do with it? I don't have a etsy shop.

  2. Wow! I really need to take a hard look at ALL my stuff.... Maybe someday­čśĆ


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