Lots and lots of quilting going on around here. Have projects going at all stages!

Beginning…

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…middle…

Middle

…and end!

Bindings to stitch!

Lots of things on the horizon… there’s a big announcement for The Modern Quilt Guild on Monday – be sure to check it out!

And something completely different is coming along on the week of the 23rd here on my blog… It will involve both doing good AND fabric giveaways.  We’re talkin’ really good fabric giveaways.  Sounds like a win win, right?

Socks!

I’m knitting!  A sock! A few of us were lucky enough to be taught by Lori, a friend from the LAMQG.  She’s an amazing knitter (we’re talking CERTIFIED master knitter!!) with an even more amazing yarn stash.

Knitting!

It’s slow going on these size 2 needles but I’m enjoying knitting after putting it down for a couple of nonstop quilting years.  Plus I can sit outside in the amazing summer weather and be crafty!  Some times a sewing machine doesn’t cut it…not very portable!  Wonder if I’ll make it to the second sock?

Something new.

I have started on a few blocks for a new quilt. I’m making it for our bedroom. All these quilts, and I’m still yet to make us one for our bed!

Starting something new

Not certain where I’m headed with them but so far so good!

My new sewing space

Here it is! Before and after…

Before & After

I have to say… I’m in love. The ceilings are really low (completely fine since I’m 5’3″) so the whole place is a bit like a cozy sunny cave. There’s lots of sun and I painted it a nice bright yellow (since some of you have been asking, it’s a Behr paint called “Spiced Butternut”) to add to the warmth and light. At first I thought it might be too bright, but my design wall covers up the biggest wall space so it works.

A few more pics…

The workspace.

Work Space

Corner

And my fabric closet. It is immediately to the left when you walk in – before the two steps up to the work space. This is the most organized it will ever be and there’s even room to grow!

Fabric Closet

I’m really at home in this space.  I can’t wait to make tons of quilts here!

Off topic – as of yesterday I’ve had my blog for two years. Hurray! It’s been so wonderful getting to know all of you during that time, so thank you!!

Don’t forget…

Project Runway premieres tonight! On Lifetime, at 9:00 pm – 90 minute episodes all season. So much better than last season’s 10:00 pm, right?