Working on my new quilt studio has kept me from blogging but I have still been making time to quilt. Next week I have several great posts and projects that I’ll be sharing with you. Here is a sneak peak of what I’ll be showing when I guest post for AccuQuilt on Friday January 6th.
I am using the leftover pieces from the French Roasted collection
that was used to make a surprise quilt for Kathy Engle who is a
designer for Island Batik. All of the ambassadors made paper pieced
blocks from this collection. It was a beautiful quilt and I borrowed this photo from Island Batik’s Facebook.
|Photo property of Island Batik|
The bears and the fire tablets were a great hit!
You can see by the blurred photo how excited my granddaughter was. Almost all of my photos of the kids were blurred….I think I spend so much time taking pictures of quilts and blocks and….I have forgotten how to photograph people! It was a tight fit but 5 people and 2 big bears fit in their car at the end of the day.
I thought I would share a few new photos and show you how the studio is coming along. The drop ceiling and lights are all done. There are 3 lights that will be directly over my cutting table. Here you can see we took the top off the table so it could be cut down to 36 inches. That is the perfect cutting height for me. See the unpainted wall in the back….my large bookcase will go there so we didn’t paint behind it.
The top is back on the table and I already brought down a big cutting mat that I bought a while ago. The lights on the table were upstairs in my room. I’ll show a better photo later but in case you noticed….the lights go all different directions. That is because Builder Bob installed them were I will need the light. The shelves on the back wall used to be to your left when you walked into the room. I thought I would like them toward the back but I’m not even sure if I like them. I’m still trying to figure out where I want a design wall and last night I asked Bob if he could build me a portable design wall that could sit in front of the shelves to hide them.
We also went to see about carpet or paint for the floor and should get a quote next week. This room is huge……a little over 16 wide by 32 long. I really like the idea of a painted floor but I can already tell the difference in standing on concrete since I’ve been down here working. I was planning on painting the bottom of the table today and also the door to the new Man Cave but we did some running in the morning and in the afternoon I had some projects I needed to work on so the painting didn’t happen.
This is the door coming into my room. Hopefully by next week my cabinets will be moved down here. I can’t wait to see what that will look like. Once the floor and trim are done I can start moving things down. There are several things that I’m not sure how I want until I start sewing down here.
I know everyone is doing year end posts with goals and resolutions and I had planned on doing one but time just got away from me. I can tell I’m getting “older” because the time just flies by! I want to thank all of you for sharing another great year with me. Every once in a while I get a little behind in posting and then I will get a email from someone checking on me and that charges me up again. Thanks Vicki for your sweet email yesterday.
Happy New Year to all!