I set my second machine up in here before Christmas and was working on a Bonnie Hunter designed scrap quilt a couple of months ago -- well, I started it and then got side tracked making Christmas gifts. I figured out where I left off and actually got some sewing time in yesterday afternoon -- it was quite enjoyable. (JR thinks he's getting away with something because he's upstairs in this room -- I guess he thinks he's not supposed to be because he keeps running out of the room when I look at him!)
I set my antique ironing board up in here for convenience, but I can't iron too much at a time at it because it's too short! I'm only 5'6", but it hurts my back, so definitely built for short people!
Anyway -- the only thing I have left to do in this room is finish organizing the quilt patterns from magazines and that's well on its way (after I found more patterns and magazines downstairs!).
After I finished the Valentine wall hanging, I was searching for something in my other sewing room (!), and found this old applique project. I hadn't prepped Block 8 of the Primitive Garden quilt yet (which I finally did today), so I pulled this project out and worked on it a bit at a time at night and finally finished the top. This kit was bought at the first Chicago International Quilt Festival -- something like four or five years ago now. It was a kit sold at Caryl Bryer Fallert's booth and it's reverse applique. I, however, reversed the tree because I forget that most patterns expect you to trace the pattern on the reverse side of the fabric and I mark the front of my fabric for appliqueing. I pulled some black fabric and added the border and will do some minimal quilting and call it finished. I loved the pattern when I first saw it and still love it now that I finally finished it!Gratitudes:
Having one room done and having most of the organization that I planned done in there too -- good feeling. I'll finish it completely before I moved to the next area.
My daughter turned 33 on Saturday -- she's become quite a remarkable woman, daughter, wife and mother.