Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Quilt A Long Finish and 3 more added!

Here's the quilt...it's a throw size and I made it with SCRAPS that I have in the past just THROWN AWAY!!!
This is the label for the quilt.

I did diagonal quilting...came out pretty good...not one tuck on the back!

Here is the little cutie all folded up nice and tidy!

I have finished my 9 Patch Block A Day with Crazy Mom Quilts...it came out ok...not great at the 'quilting' part, but I'm happy.

These quilt alongs are the most fun! It's like taking a workshop, but you never have to leave your house and...best part...there is no sewing machine, fabrics, thread, scissors, etc, etc to haul around....sooooo I just added 3 more quilt alongs to my ever expanding list of to do's. More about them later...here are a few shots of the FINISHED quilt...
I DID IT AGAIN...POSTED BACKWARDS...GRRRRRRR...i'll get it right sometime...soon!
You can click on pictures to enlarge.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Studio Tour

This is a picture looking in from the door. My sewing and embroidery machines are on the left. Computer and office stuff on the right. And next to the door is my cutting table.
As you can see I have wire storage drawers under the counter...great for holding all those fabrics. I have Christmas fabrics, flannels, batiks, FQ, misc, etc, etc.

This is my cutting table...under it I keep a large basket with scraps...I just saw a cabinet in Home Depot that would fit under this really nicely...a kitchen cabinet with a drawer and doors...would hide the mess underneath...maybe I will get it????

Here is most of my fabric stash...I just recently reorganized the fabrics. The top shelf hold FLEECE...gotta do SOMETHING with it SOON!
1. What do you use your space for?
As you can see I use it for sewing, machine embroidery. The room also has our computer so I pay bills, etc. also.
2. What is your favorite thing about your space?
I am happy to have a room away from the rest of the house and can just close the door if it gets too unsightly!
3. What struggles do you have with your space?
Well, I don't like sharing the room with the computer...when my husband is using it...we don't 'fit' too well with the chairs and me going back and forth. AND I wish I had more room for a bigger cutting table!
4. When do you use your space?
Every single day!
5. Share and organizational tip that works.
Well I TRY to keep my fabrics all folded and in order so I can get to what I want when I want it. That doesn't always work though.
SORRY THIS POST IS BACKWARDS!! I can't figure out how to add text BEFORE the pictures and I won't chance doing this over.
Sew Domestic...click the button on the left...is hosting a STUDIO TOUR, check it out. You have to post pictures of your studio space and answer several questions to be entered in the drawing.
BTW...these pictures are completely unretouched!!! I didn't even straighten up first!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Charmin' Girls Quilt Club and CrazyMomsQuilt 9 Patch Block A Day Quilt

Well I have gotten the quilt for the 9 Patch Block A Day Quilt A Long at Crazy Mom's Quilts http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2009/04/one-day-quilt-along.html all pin basted and ready for quilting. I going to quilt diagonally to form 'Xs' using my walking foot.

I also joined the Charming Girl's Quilt Club. This should be fun...you post a project or projects that you intend to FINISH that month and then post at the end of the month the finished items. I'm not sure if I'm entered in this month...haven't heard anything. I can't get the button over here...but here is the link...

Also, after having so much fun making the quilt at Old Red Barn
http://www.oldredbarnco.blogspot.com/ I decided to join in on the next quilt...a ZIG ZAG! Already have my fabrics picked out.