I love block of the month or block of the week QALs and generally work on several at once. There is no deadline for these projects and sometimes when inspiration isn't striking, sitting down and sewing a block that someone else told me to sew is just what I need.
Long term projects need long term storage options. I've been working my way through the Splendid Sampler and just finished The Farmer's Wife. Right now, I've close to 200 blocks (each 6 1/2 '') just for these two quilts.
The blocks are secured in groups of 10 by the cheapest quilting notion you can find, the common clothespin!
Besides being seriously addicted to quilt alongs, I also like to have multiple projects underway at the same time. (Right now, I have 7 and about to start the 8th.)
To keep myself organized, once I pull the fabric for a specific project, I keep everything together in a project box. (My project boxes, also purchased at Target, are roughly 11 x 14 x 3 ''. )
Everything get tucked all nice inside and partial blocks are stored there. I move the box to my work table when I'm ready to work on the project and then pack it all away when I'm done for the day.
I used my (fun) label maker to make up labels for the side so I can find what I need from the stack. (These are my fabrics for my Bonnie Hunter QAL.)
I use the shoebox size boxes for fabric storage - I'll share more about that in another post.
How do you store your completed blocks and your projects?
I'll be linking up at tips and tutorials Tuesday @quiltingjetgirl
Have a wonderful day! Patty