Monday, March 14, 2011

A Little Quilting Going On

My heart goes out to all of the people affected by the Tsunami.  Such a dreadful thing to happen and I certainly hope the situation in Japan gets better fast for all of our sakes.

I did do a little quilting this weekend.  My quilt room is still not together and I can't find things but I did manage to get enough of it organized to get some of my Market Baskets made.  I also managed to get all of the handles cut out and ready to go.  I have over a hundred of these darlings to make in 4 different sizes, lol, so I started on the small gives me a feeling of accomplishment. :)

 I am using 3 different backgrounds to keep it interesting.  I managed to get 17 of the 58 4 inch baskets done out of one background.  Check on Sharie's progress, she is probably further along than I am.  This is all I will probably get done this month, but at least I have  it started.
This is the center of my Luna Notte quilt finished and waiting on the borders.  You can see some of them on the ladder on the right.  I am adding multiple borders and am going to miter the corners so I am procrastinating lol.  However, I am going to work on that some this week hopefully.

This is a portion of the Christmas stockings that a friend and I are making for the local guild for a giveaway.  She did the embroidery and I did the "sizzix thing" (sp?) and now she is going to put fur tops on and sew them up.  They will be beautimous!

Here are some photos of my quilting room.  When the floor was pulled up we found some mold so the floor had to be treated and then we had to wait a week for everthing to get dry and then the new floor had to be put in and then the "movers" had to come back and put everything back in place.  That is why you see all of the stickers on the containers.  It did not all go back in the room.  I ended up with two huge boxes full of backings that are now in another bedroom.  I will show you pics of that "fabric storage" when I get it finished. 
My new ironing table, repurposed from a maple chopping block Aud had made 20 years ago and we no longer have room for in the kitchen.  It works great and takes up less room.  My daughter helped me staple the ironing fabric to the table surface and it was so hard the staples didn't go in very far.  Being the mother of two little girls she just happened to bring "tiger" duct tape which we used to help keep the staples from ripping my fingers when I move the table around and to make the ends look a little better, hah! makes me giggle.

From the doorway

Left side of room
closet areas

Be sure you check out Judy's Place to see what other people are doing.  Hope everyone has a great week!


Charlene S said...

You have a very nice sewing studio.

Chris said...

Love your baskets. Fun.

Happy Quilter said...

Wow, you are SO organized. I'll have to study your ideas. You should teach a course. BTW, I also love your little baskets.

Marti said...

Be still my heart. Your sewing room is wonderful! You've got a lot of quilting done in the middle of it too. Good for you.

Candace said...

So sorry about the leak that ruined your floor (and all your other broken things) but your sewing room is really looking good. Your ironing table looks great, did you try hammering those pesky staples in? I hadn't seen baskets done from that angle before, it's going to be a great quilt. Your Luna Notte quilt looks beautiful, almost antique or like a tapestry in the picture.

Vicky said...

Looking good, kiddo! Oh, btw, I'm coveting that basket quilt! :)

Judy Laquidara said...

Your room is just too neat and organized! Looks so good.

Auntie Pami said...

That basket quilt is to die for. I didn't get any Luna Notte (one lonely charm pack) but now I'm sad. Try using small screws with washers for holding your ironing board cover, stapling into maple (or any other hard wood) does need predrilling. Great idea for an ironing station. I still need to make a trek to Ikea...