Friday, 25 January 2008
As promised here are the photos of the quilt I finally received backed from the quilter. The pictures are not the best, as I need to take this upstairs, or outside where I have more room.
This is one of those quilts that took a long time. I can't remember when I started it, but I wanted to make a bargello quilt, and decided I would take a class. At the time the only class I could find was for a round bargello quilt. I didn't want a round quilt, I wanted one for my bed, so I figure I would work out a way to make it into a bed quilt.
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
Friday, 18 January 2008
I also pieced the back for two quilts - nothing fancy, just fabric cut to length then sewn back together. These I took to the quilter this evening. I decided that I would get the Bear Paw and Australia Log cabin long armed quilter, these are only the second and third quilts that I am having done, the first put me off a bit, as it was over a year ago and I still have not gotten it back, but she said I will get it next week, I not going to hold my breath. I may tell you more about this another time. Of course the two from today are going to a different quilter.
I started cutting the fabric for my floral scrapping quilt that I have been planing on making, now as I have not done any floral quilts before, so I am running a little low on floral fabrics. So there was only one thing to do. Go shopping *VBG*
I was at a team building event in the south end of the city, and later I had a dentist appointment, also in the South side of the city, so in the time in between I when to " My Sewing Room", I normally don't go to this store, so it was nice to see some different fabric. I focused on getting small bit of floral, you can see these in the front of the photo.
The fabric at the back of the photo I picked up on at the "Fabric Land" store near my work that is closing. I really liked this location, as it was close to work and easy to go to over lunch. most of these are a meter piece, but with the black I just brought what was left on the bolt, some of the clearance prices were really good, but the stock was staring to get picked over. It was defiantly the busiest I have every seen that location.
The humming bird kit I order on line. Now seeing how small the pieces are, it may be a while before I attempted this. I think I will go do some more cutting for the floral quilt.
Saturday, 12 January 2008
Sunday, 6 January 2008
Here is the new shelving unit, I had a hard time deciding what to get, in the end I head out with the wall measurement and decided to see what I could fine. I think this works well, it fits perfectly and dose not stick out into the room too far, and lots of room to get to the doors. In the clear cub is my fabric stash. I always said that I didn't have a big stash, but I was surprised by how much I have. and look theirs room for more. The fullest bin is full of batiks (I think I may be a little addicted to buying batik fat quarters), the rest is organized by colour. The boxes down the bottom have my strings and scraps. Two are still empty. As you can see I also have room on the top shelve, my magazine don't even take up half. I think this means its time to go shopping *VBG*
Next is the work corner, first is my sewing desk, this is a desk DH picked up from work, it took two big moving men to get it down the stairs so I think the only way it will get out of the basement it the next time we move, or as firewood. Right next to it I have my iron board. I have a shelve about this, just so I can put things down with out them being in the way of what I am working on. The coffee table can fold up and the love seat can be moved out of the way if I need a larger space to lay things out.
As you can see I may have organized the room, All I need now is to get some stuff on the walls, as this is my sewing room, I will be putting some quilts on display.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my sewing room, now I think I would like to get back to some sewing.