Jacquelynne Steves

In the studio this week

It’s been busy busy here lately! Last week, we welcomed many new members to The Art of Home Club! I’ve also been working on several projects for various magazines and books that you will be seeing later this year.

Towards the end of last year, I promised myself that I’d get my studio space sorted… I started with the cutting table, and got no further! It was heaped with fabrics from about a dozen different projects which had been completed over the year… and I never got around to “filing” the extra fabric back in the stash in my studio. (I should have taken a photo before I cleaned it- it was truly a mountain of fabric!)

Of course… despite my best efforts, it’s starting to pile up again. I recently received several projects back from my long arm quilter. There were lots of strips of fabric/batting to be trimmed from the edges. I can’t part with the scraps, so as time allows, I’ve been trimming the extra backing fabric from the batting. And in the meantime, it’s piled up on the cutting table, waiting for attention.

When cleaning my cutting table, the easiest and fastest way to do it was just to toss the fabric mountain in a large box- fully intending to sort it very soon! But alas… there it still sits in the box… not a very good organization method, is it???

Here is a sneak peek of a project that I just got back from my long arm quilter. I finished the binding last night:

And this quilt for The Art of Home Club also just returned home and awaits binding:

Do you have plans for this weekend? We are planning to attend a home show- I told my husband that my plan is to fill my head with all kinds of ideas and then expect him to implement them through bathroom and garden renovations!!


  • Lynda Hermann
    Posted January 21, 2017 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    would love to be your neighbor and play in your scrap box. I was recently “snow/iced” in for 5 days and not wanting to start a project nor even finish one started, decided to “play” with my scraps. Did not even make a dent in what I have but found some great memories.

    • Posted January 23, 2017 at 6:49 am | Permalink

      Yes isn’t it funny how a snippet of fabric can bring back memories? I was looking at a table runner the other day that I made a while back, and I remembered the movie that I was watching when I pieced it!

  • Posted January 25, 2017 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    It is always amazing to me how quickly the scrap mess piles up around my cutting table! I have to stay on top of it constantly or it becomes an unmanageable mess. Glad to hear I am not the only one LOL!!!

  • Posted January 25, 2017 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on an article in every issue. Nice. I think all of we “creators”have the same pile to weed thru constantly-only the faces (fabrics) change. Happy creating.

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