We moved in about six weeks ago and I’ve been working out of boxes and fumbling around for long enough. I finally carved out some time to get my quilting space organized and all my boxes unpacked. (We’ve been painting and renovating the new house, and hired contractors to create a new kitchen and install new flooring upstairs).
The First picture is my favorite spot in the studio. Note the cute church pew that my daughter refinished and gave me for Christmas a few years ago, above that is my design wall with a collage that I’m working on, as well as some double wedding ring vintage blocks that were given to me last year. I hope to work on those this year.
This picture is an overview of the entire space. It’s what you see when you first get to the bottom of the stairs
Look at how bright it is! We just traded out some smaller halogen lights for some large bold LED lights, and what a difference it made!
As I am previewing this blog post I see lots of interesting things laying around on the floor which you may wonder about. A stack of cherry stairs, that will be installed later this month, as well as my dog’s bed. He can lay down stairs with me and be comfy.
Getting a closer view…
Here’s the other half of the room…
My stash in the picture below… Yes! This is my entire stash on the top two shelves. Well… except for a small box of Kaffe Fassett shot cottons, my gradient pieces and my silk pieces. But those aren’t very big. (I also have one bin of old floral fabric that was donated to me, large pieces for backings for when I do comfort quilts or charity quilts. Below my stash is some junk that I need to clean up some bags of things that I can’t part with but not sure what I want to do with them.
Here is the cutting and ironing area. We installed a shop light so I have super bright light in that areaI Have room for two, count them, two sewing machines!
Nothing special About the shelf except that it contains some of my prized possessions; my machine quilting class notes/books and my accumulation of drawings for quilt designs.My View! From here I can see bunnies, deer, squirrels, pheasants and beautiful sunsets!
My wall of notions. Below the pegboard storage is my grandma’s dresser full of threads.As you can see I still have things to put away and make it less cluttered, but it’s so much better than it was a month ago. The best part of it all…It’s soooo much bigger than my quilting space in the last house. I can walk all the way around my quilting machine.
Well thanks for taking the tour with me!