Tuesday, March 9, 2010

PHD re-organization

If my least favourite acronym is QID (Quilt as Desired), then I think my favourite must be PHD (Projects Half Done). Myra has really gotten me on the PHD kick this year. I went and got a bunch of storage bins from a couple of dollar stores and spent the weekend reorganizing my PHD. I did have a system before, but I usually grouped a couple of them together in a basket. Now, they each have their own separate bin.

It is so easy now for me to see what I am working on, and I can just grab a basket, do some sewing and then put it back. The bins are big enough that I can also put my backing fabric in there if I have it. I also colour-coded it too, so that blue bins are things that have 1st priority.  

One of the good things about reorganizing is that I found a PHD that I had forgotten about. I have a co-worker who is having a baby girl in June, and now I have a baby girl's quilt that I can use for him.

It also gives me more room for this giveaway from Sarah that I won. Sorry, for the bad photo. The quilting book is great and the fabric would be amazing in my red/aqua quilt. The pink bag will come with me on my shopping trips and my daughter was so excited when I told her she could have the friendship bag. She already has her own thread catcher.

I would also like to congratulate some amazing quilters. Two of my friends have been nominated for awards in SewCalGal's Golden Quilters' Awards. Tammy has been nominated in the Best Longarm Quilter category and Julie has been nominated in the Best Designer category. They are both incrediblely talented women! I also want to mention that Andrea has been featured as a Moda Bake Shop designer, and Ariane has been a featured quilter on Amy's blog. I am so proud to know all of these women who inspire me every day!

Wishing you organization and inspiration,


Thelma said...

Color coding your project boxes.....very clever, something I'd not thought about!

call me crazy said...

LOL~ I don't generally like QAD either. ;-) Congrat's on organizing~ I love having boxes for each project, hope you do too. Happy stitchin'!

Darlene said...

Love your organizational ideas, Michelle. Will you come get me better organized, please? :-)

Andrea said...

You are so sweet... :-)
I really like that idea of getting those storage baskets. I need those to organize me. I don't have alot of WIP's but even just to get my project ideas organized. I've also seen these neat storage boxes in the scrapbooking aisle - they're 12 x 12, clear, and with a lid and about 2-3 inches tall. So they stack really nicely. (someone blogged about this recently and it's been on my mind since)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am very impressed, I have my UFO's in bags!!!

Kathie said...

very cute baby quilt!
how lucky you found that project started!
can't wait to see it finished.

The Quilt Buddy said...

What a great way to organize your projects! It looks like it is so quick and easy.

Your baby quilt is going to be so cute! Love the colors.

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I really like your color coding idea!

Andrea said...

Just saw your post on amy's blog - make a link of it so you can show yourself off!!! Congrats!!

jaybird said...

organization is important!! i don't know how many projects i forgot about over the years due to a lack of organization!