Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Sad and Disappointed

February 9th, 2008 I posted about how I had started on the quilt below. It was Sweet Land of Liberty by Cheri Saffiote-Payne.  I made the first block.  I had the physical pattern.  

Apparently life got in the way, and it was set aside.  I remember loaning this pattern to someone, but I never got it back.  Lori from Humble Quilts is working on this as a QAL.  This is month 5.  I thought I would pull out the pattern yesterday and start trying to to catch up.  

What I ended up doing was tearing my sewing room closet apart, and another couple of hiding places to the conclusion I do not have the pattern anymore.  I found A BUNCH more UFO's that I had not previously listed in my journal where I keep track.  I took some pics of my semi-organized sewing room.  I didn't take a pic of the messed up corner though!

Behind those roosters (another UFO) is a double closet shelf that goes to the ceiling that is stuffed with projects.

The brown antique dresser under the counter has 14" drawers, with more UFO's.  Right next to that are some plastic drawers with part of my Civil War Reproduction fabs.  The plastic drawers off to the right have laces, ribbons and trims for my crazy quilting.  

This is a cabinet DH made and I stenciled.  This contains my wools, wool projects and homespuns.

This is a cabinet DH made that is on a lazy-Susan type deal that will turn 360 degrees and has pie-shaped drawers.  A lot of my notions, thread, and children's fabric are in here.  

There is a dry sink with more homespuns and flannels, a fairy doll I made years ago, that still needs to be clothed.  I have bookshelves around the whole room.  

This is where I sew.  Underneath this countertop is bins of red, white and blue fabric, and 3 of those containers are crazy quilt fabrics.  

Anyway, I never found what I was looking for the Sweet Land of Liberty Pattern.  Guess I will get the measurements on Lori's blog and try to figure it out myself.  


  1. Karrin, you have a heap of fabric, and now hopefully some time to be able to use some of it. There is always a huge bonus in having it right there, our nearest fabric shop is about 40 minutes away, one way, 45 minutes the other, and I can guess 9 times out of 10, what I have in my stash is NOT what I really need. and it's so good to see you in the 12 days Of Christmas hop.

  2. Wow, you have a lot - a HUGE LOT - of stuff! But I’m sorry you didn’t find your pattern. Those UFOs can be a blessing (no new stuff to buy) or a curse (the pressure of finishing). If you ever decide to let some go, blogger Cynthia Brunz of “Quilting is More Fun Than Housework” has a semi-annual event (March and September) called Quilty Orphan Adoption. I’ve participated three times and found good homes for some of my UFOs. Just sayin’ ....

  3. I've done that before- loaned something out and then start looking for it and never find it! I hope you have fun sewing along with us!!

  4. Sorry you couldn't find the pattern.. hope you work it out, but thank you for the tour of your sewing room! Looks amazing!! And UFOs... well, I have just under 200 of them now, so I think we have a lot in common :) xx

  5. Anonymous8:29 PM

    I loved that pattern, and I was so sad to hear of her passing. If I had it, I would send it to you, but I realized I don't have it.