Aug 8, 2016

A View of my Sewing Room and more Quilty Fun Gifts

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Hi everyone!
I hope you're having a great summer :)
The time has been flying by for me, I've been so busy...
Here is a sneak peak into my sewing room.
Cathy, one of my IG besties, came to visit me in Northern California.
We started a sewing project together.

These are the charms I chose for my mini quilt.

 Cathy (this is her...pretty, eh?) fell in love with my Kaleidoscope mini quilt on the wall behind her.
You can find the tutorial here on my "random tutorial" board on Pinterest.

It's always fun when Cathy's around!
She flew all the way from her little Tasmanian island off the mainland of Australia, for our IG Farm Girl Vintage quilt retreat.
She was the "star" of the group :)
She then flew to Sundance, Wyoming to visit Vanessa, Bartlesville, Oklahoma to visit Joanna, then to my place and I drove her to San Francisco where we met up with Lynette from Idaho Falls.

Here is my main wall of half yards and one yards of fabric.
I have them folded over comic book cardboards, it takes up less space than folding the fabric.
The shelf with the vintage woman head planter is most of my Lori Holt fabric, and underneath to the left is my Sarah Jane fabric.
Next to Sarah Jane is my Tasha Noel collection.
I have other collections too, but they are on the opposite wall.

This is the other side of my sewing room.
My husband surprised me 2 l/2 years ago with a room remodel.
He bought me all the furniture, he has very good taste!
My sewing table is made of recycled telephone poles, and there are some holes in it that I string my sewing machine and light cords through.

These are Cathy's kaleidoscope squares before she sewed them together.
She chose an older charm pack I had, from Chez Moi, by Moda.
I made a sever cutting mistake on mine, so they are now pinwheel blocks and have been thrown in my "orphan" box.
I trimmed my blocks to 4" before I trimmed them with the kaleidoscope ruler, and it just won't work.

More quilty fun gifts!
Vanessa made me and all of her friends this adorable bag.
It's a free tutorial at the Jolly Jabber blog.
It's the Kimberly Sac pattern by Fig Tree quilts.

This is the front when the flap is lifted up.

This is the back of the bag, the fabrics are adorable!!!

Vanessa added pockets on the inside, a zipper one on one side, and two pockets on the opposite side, a very convenient feature.

Vanessa gave all of us her very special bags at retreat, each one reflects the fabric and colors that we love!

Joanna made this beautiful pincushion for me, I think it's so beautiful!
Look at all the fine, tiny handwork!

This is the back of the pincushion, darling!

This is who's visiting me this week!
Two of my darling and adorable grand daughters, Reagan and Paisley.
Reagan is 5 and will start Kindergarten in a week, and Paisley is 2 years old.

This is our son Jordan and his wife Kim and their 3 cute girls.
Taylor is 5 l/2 months and is always smiling!
I'll see you next week :)

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy your time with your grandchildren - they are so, so cute!! Sounds like you had a great time with your quilty friend. Beautiful sewing room and love your fabric collection :)!