Anyone who has been with their partner for 19 years will attest to this fact...sometimes it is best to take a weekend to yourself. Things have been kind of prickly on the home front this weekend so I thought it would be best to hole up in the sewing room and start turning my scraps into yardage.
Every woman needs a room of their own! There is so much talk of man caves and often men have a room to go to when they need space. I got very fortunate when we moved into this duplex because I got dibs on the spare bedroom. Because I rent I don't like to put nails into the wall. But I do have artwork taped up in the sewing room, to make it reflect more of my personality. The rest of the house is quite minimalist, with lots of white, cream and beige tones. But in the sewing room pretty much anything goes! I've tried to be a minimalist for a really long time, however it turns out I love maximum overdrive and when turned to my own devices things get pretty colorful and outrageous fairly quickly.
So I opened one of my scrap bins on Saturday and a bag of white and tan fabrics called out to me. My process was fairly utilitarian and simple. I ironed scraps in batches, cut them into rectangles as large as I could get from each scrap. Then I sat down at the serger and pieced them together, one at a time. A lot of people only use sergers for sewing clothing however I have found mine to be indispensable for sewing scrappy patchwork. Sergers sew the seam and finish the edges in one step, so it saves a ton of time.
Suddenly I have a quilt coming together! What started out as a weekend retreat to give my husband some space turned into a whole new quilt project! Now I can't wait to get back in the sewing room tomorrow to put in some more work on this beauty. Every woman needs a room of her own, and I'm so lucky to have my sewing room all to myself! Tonight things have calmed down around the house and I know it has a lot to do with the fact that I created space this weekend, space to breathe and just be.