Katie: I haven't had a quilting studio for the last year and (actually) 4 months. Two years or so ago our roof sprung a leak right over the cutting table in my studio. The leak was older than that, we found it when I tore out half the ceiling to reinstall some insulation. The damage was pretty severe (mold, rotted wood, etc.) Hubby did a good job of repairing the outside part of the roof (no leak anymore), but dropped the ball when it came to the inside. I ran out of patience and made an executive decision. I don't need a whole ceiling and the part of the inside wall that is open is between two big windows and not really a useful space anyway. So, I threw him, his tools and all the materials out of my room and moved everything back in. If, at some time in the future, he decides he wants to finish the job, it will only take me about an hour to make it all accessible again. Until then, I am quilting and back in action.
Now for some goodies. I chose to work on the APQ Swap Blocks quilt first. Here is where it stands so far:
This quilt is for me. I made two of every block I sent out, so if you enlarge the picture you should be able to pick out the blocks sent to you. All the signed blocks are in the center and my blocks surround them. All the information that was written on the blocks has been embroidered as my experience with "permanent" markers has taught me they are not so permanent. I am sewing the rows together now. It needs batting (warm&white cotton, I think) and backing. I am not sure if I will bind it with the same pale blue or use a navy. This quilt will be/is already well-loved!
Do you remember these?
The Go Bags from APQ. I have a lot of young 20-something nieces (and my daughter) and I thought they would be fun. I made them out of velvet with contrasting satin linings. They are for Christmas gifts. Just wish I could find something to make for my sons and nephews.
An announcement! I am becoming a grandmother, again, in about a week. My daughter will be having a little girl! The father has two children of his own by a previous marriage, a girl and boy, plus my own two grandsons and now a granddaughter. My daughter loves having a large family. Once the baby is born, I will post a picture of all five children. I am so blessed! And now I have an excuse to make pretty girly dresses, LOL!
That's it for now. I have to take some more pictures for tomorrow's post!
Love from Liriopia