Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Studio!

Just joking! The Aussie girls seem to be showing their workplaces, so here's mine! Actually it is the formal lounge room of our home, just inside the front door with views to lovely neighbourhood homes and lawns and my rose garden! It was hard to make the move into it, but now I appreciate the lovely light, bright room so much - aka My Studio!

Nothing too formal here - lots and lots of fabrics hidden in every nook and cranny! I have been talking to Janet of Quiltalott and have been discussing some sort of film to go on the windows to protect all my goodies from the bright light!


WIP Corner - see the 9-patches, little baskets, linen fabrics and the box has current 'wanna do' patterns!
Another junky spot - two large boxes of repros, a pair of Mums pyjama pants to have new elastic inserted (I tell her I'm a quilter, not a mender!).

Imagine the bright sunshine in the backgound with the drapes just ajar! Tuesday I met up with Girlfriends at Woolly Latte - the yarn shop with coffee shop attached, just a delight! We had a great day, three of the girls sat there knitting while sipping coffee, wish I'd taken my camera! I took Missy Perkins for her first outing - quite the star she is! Then I popped next door to Hot Possum and bought the couple of pieces of limey green Kaffe to make the pincushion for the swap. Had to stop by Materialise on the way home to check it out for linens and wow! the 4 on the left were on sale for $12 a metre!
If anyone is still with me - yawn! - who is very experienced in shaggy quilts - tell me, do you think one layer of linen, backed with flanelette, will make a suitably cosy quilt? Or should I go another way? Christine, you should be able to help, thanks - I would appreciate opinions from anyone, thanks!
Off to my local sewing group - I haven't been for ages, so hope I am not ex-communicated! Happy day!

31 Lovely People said ...:

Sew Many Ways... said...

What a wonderful sewing room/studio!! I love all the natural light. My sewing room is in the basement. I can spread out and leave my mess down there. However, the loss of natural light is the price I have to pay for more room. I actually go up stairs in my bedroom to take most of my blog photos. Thanks for sharing.
~Karen~

Notjustnat said...

Hey Lurline, great work space and lovely colours everywhere. A real quilter's space. Thanks for sharing. You are very tidy, I can you the floor!!!

Robyn said...

Oooh I love your spot Lurline!!
Most of all I love how we quilters use any spot that is available to us!!
A very friendly spot to sit and sew too!

Mildred said...

Hi Lurline, I love your bright work spot!
The knitting with friends while sipping coffee sounds like such fun.
Love your new fabric choices too.

Janet said...

This is a quilters house! I'm envious of the light you have but the film helps cut fading on furniture too. It's lovely to see you have your treaures around you. Missy Perkins likes to go out in style, love the tote.

Kristie said...

Very nice quilting studio!!! It is great to see where everyone sews!
Kristie

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love your quilting studio. How fortunate to have that wonderful natural light. My "studio" is in the basement and I never know if it's raining or snowing outside (of course in Michigan anything is possible at any time of the year). Thanks for sharing.

Kris said...

I love those limey green Kaffe fabrics. Just gorgeous. Your studio is very pretty. And looks like you use it too! (V important I think) I think it's clever to utilise the space you have. If I had a formal lounge I would be in there myself! As it is my Bradley and I share a long skinny bedroom. Our bed is in one half and my sewing room is at the other end. It's not ideal I guess, but it's working for now.

sMC said...

lovely homely room.
two layers for shaggy quilts would be fine, if you want something a little warmer, I use flannelette (cheap from Spotlite. Or its also a good way to use up offcuts of batting.
I didn't think I would like the shaggy look, but made one just to try and have made at least 6 since, make super pressies.

Darlene said...

A lovely space to have fun and create to your heart's content. :-)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Thank you for the tour - it was so lovely!! I also wanted to say that the bag you made for Down Under Quilts is just beautiful!!

Shiree said...

Hi Lurline,
what a beaut sunny spot for a study! Delicimo!
I have made several raggy shaggy quilts, mostly with flannel, and cotton but I have not mixed them at all, I would be interested to see how this turns out.Good luck.. and have fun!

loulee said...

Like you, my sewing has to share in a family room.

Chookyblue...... said...

so many beautiful items in this room......

Cybele's patch said...

I love your room. So much space for all those nice quilts and things. A very inspiring place!

Cardygirl said...

How gorgeous...lovely light...pieces of your work...yummy fabrics...a deservedly lovely space for a creative lady!

Stephanie said...

Your sewing studio looks like a quilt shop. I'd need my head on a swivel to look at all the lovely things. So neatly arranged too! Oh how I LOVE Mrs. Perkins peeking out of your tote. :o) She fits perfect.

Annie said...

I love having my own space - enjoy yours.

Christine said...

Love your space, it all looks very inviting.

Lurline I find for the raggy even three layers of fabric and no batting will work very well,so anything you want to use up in the middle.Not sure that two layers of fabric are give enough body.

cheers
Christine

Stina said...

You have a wonderful Studio... bet it s wonderful with all the light coming in!!! Gosh I would have needed some light in mine!!! :o))

quiltingnana said...

your work space is so cheery...I bet you get lots of inspiration

~ Phyllis ~ said...

I love your work room. Everything is so nice and neat.

Jane said...

Looks much to tidy....lol.
Actually I was looking at the long arm from the Hus family and thinking..why do I have twin beds in the spare bedroom. Why not have that under the window.
Money could be one factor and the desire to have a nice spare room ...which has taken a long time to almost achieve again after Mum moved in.
I do have two double sofa beds so do not know why I hang onto this image of hospitality which really does not happen as much as it used to.
Congratulations.
I am settling the room in after a new computer.
Moggie has seen space on table...also saw mouse on table...thought floor was a better place.
Caught a photo for my blog.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Lurline, I don't know what it is, but I love seeing where women create. Loved the tour and you have so much light. Looks like your very organzied and know where everything is. Love it.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Bunny said...

I love your sewing studio, guess I should rename mine to a studio always call it a sewing room LOL. Love Miss Perkins too cute. Hope you had fun with your stitching group I was out to mine yesterday too.

Sweet P said...

Your sewing studio is a great place to work. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Myra said...

A wonderful studio full of quilty goodness! 8-)

Great purchases! 8-)

Hope you had a great time with your sewing group! I'm sure they would have welcomed you back... 8-)

Happy stitchings!
Now, I think I am all caught up!

limpingalong said...

Looks like a great place to do your sewing.

Helz said...

Knew My Sewing Studio could do with some TLC... but now I'm absolutely sure of it Lurline... The start of a New Day Tomorrow !

*karendianne. said...

Such a great post! And at the end to find Miss Perkins went out on the town with some friends. Joyful. Especially in that great bag!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Oh what a great sewing space, and so so tidy! How well organised are you! I really need to tidy my stash!