It has been a little crazy around here ad I have been working on several patterns that I can’t show and the work on my new quilt studio continues! I took a little time out to play work with a few of the new batiks in the Holiday Happenings collection from Island Batik.
I have 4 blocks done and can’t decide if I want to make a tablerunner or a center piece with them….guess we’ll have to wait and see! I made all of the blocks from just fat quarters and the addition of the background fabric with is Eggshell, a Island Batik basic.
So…..have you been wondering how my new room is coming along??? This week we spent priming and painting. The walls are OSB and it took two coats of primer and then one coat of paint to cover everything. It took 3 days as we wanted it to be dry….plus our bodies needed a break after one coat. Neither one of us likes to paint. This wall will have shelves to hold containers of fabric, quilts and….I’m not sure what else yet.
Right now there are only 3 lights in the room, when it is done there will be 10….the older I get…the more light I want. Notice the electrical box in the first photo…..Builder Bob built a wooden cover and can lift off if we need to get at the panel. A lot of people asked about the window. We had to hire someone to cut the hole in the concrete, then Builder Bob measured it and ordered custom windows to fit. They are low E and argon filled so my fabric won’t fade. He did all the installation and built the window frame. The cost ended up being a little higher than we thought…..almost $1,000. Having windows and light….priceless!
The next thing on the list is the ceiling and he figures that will take 2 weeks minimum. We have also decided to paint the floor so it may be February before I get to move in. I can’t wait!! The table in the photo below will be my new cutting table. It is too tall right now, the top will come off and the legs will be shortened.
I almost forgot to show you this! When you come into the room there is a wall that will be perfect for all of my rulers and templates. Builder Bob already had a piece of pegboard and he cut in in half so I have a 4 x 4 section and he will have one for his room. I bet I put a LOT more stuff on mine!