Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Patchwork Bibs and Finding Direction

This has been me in the sewing room lately

Running in circles with no good direction!  I felt like I needed some focus and my projects were coming at my faster than I could blink.

I made a list of garments, bags, quilts and home dec I needed to get to.     One thing for sure, my fabric in far exceeded my garments and projects out.

This past week I have finished several items, no clothing but other projects that just needed to get off my cutting table.

I wanted to make some cute bibs for a baby gift and this Simple Simon & Co Tutorial was perfect.  I made 5 very quickly, using up some cotton scraps and batting.

I read this on a blog referring to our projects:

PhDs (Projects Half Done)
WiPs (Work in Progress)
UFOs (UnFinished Objects)
PIGS (Projects in a Grocery Sack)

Oh, my gosh, that last one gave me a good laugh  and I am happy to say I have upgraded my PIGS to PIBs (projects in boxes - plastic storage boxes to be specific)

Being very aware of my lengthy to-do list.  I went with the easiest item, patchwork bibs.  It was so relaxing to make these 5 little bibs. Playing with cute fabric, simple straight stitching and before I knew it all of these were complete.  

So if you have a some time and want a  cute baby gifts, these patchwork bibs are just the ticket.  I love how they turned out and guess what?

Patchwork Bibs   are now crossed off my list.

What else is off my list?
Curtains (Mood Post on Thursday)
Purse/tote for class sample
2 pair of pants hemmed for daughter #2
Pattern testing item finished an hour ago
Binding on quilts

I do think I am feeling better, oh, wait, I just looked at my list again!


  1. I'm trying to get a sewing list started for Fall. I also have a list of things to look for next week - NYC fabric shopping day planned! Look out Mood here I come!

  2. PIGS = wadders for me. Need to hide them before discard so they don't haunt me from the bottom of the trash!

  3. Anonymous9:43 AM

    Ahahahahahaha! Girl, I have so many unfinished projects right now that I feel a little queasy thinking about it! Mine are PSIMB- Projects Stuffed in Mood Bags! You've inspired me to go through these bags today and sort out what I'm actually going to finish and what I should just scrap. Thanks for sharing the bib tutorial- what a great idea!

  4. Those bibs are so cute! The fabrics are not the type that I have (bright and colorful), but I will save this idea. Just this morning I decided against making a t-shirt dress for a little girl's b'day; I don't have her here to measure, and, honestly, I don't feel like it. I am trying to sew mostly garments for myself, and even that is slow going. Congrats on your progress!

  5. Anonymous11:32 AM

    Mine are PIBs, too, and they are starting to make me avoid my sewing room! I'm so excited about them all, but I move forward on them so slowly these days that it makes me sad. I'm glad you've gotten so many of your crossed off your list!

  6. Your bibs are cute!! A great idea for a baby gift. I will be "pinning" them for future reference.
    I also have a "to do" list. There are still some summer items to make. I am not ready for the fall just yet. Enjoy your day :)