Here it is! Before and after…
I have to say… I’m in love. The ceilings are really low (completely fine since I’m 5’3″) so the whole place is a bit like a cozy sunny cave. There’s lots of sun and I painted it a nice bright yellow (since some of you have been asking, it’s a Behr paint called “Spiced Butternut”) to add to the warmth and light. At first I thought it might be too bright, but my design wall covers up the biggest wall space so it works.
A few more pics…
And my fabric closet. It is immediately to the left when you walk in – before the two steps up to the work space. This is the most organized it will ever be and there’s even room to grow!
I’m really at home in this space. I can’t wait to make tons of quilts here!
Off topic – as of yesterday I’ve had my blog for two years. Hurray! It’s been so wonderful getting to know all of you during that time, so thank you!!
This weekend I went to the Long Beach Quilt Festival.
Do you remember when I went last year? Well, things have changed! Not at all in terms of their offerings (in fact, I saw even less fabric I wanted this time around – but it could be that with my stash growth I’ve become pickier) but this time, I was there with some of the LA Modern Quilt Guild!
Last year I’d mentioned that I thought modern quilters weren’t well represented at festival, and in terms of the merchandise and quilts on display, I still think that’s the case, but WE were there! And since we were showing our pride with our t-shirts and totes, we were stopped and chatted with quite a bit. We put the effort in to spread the word!
It was my griping about festival on my blog last year that caused Latifah to comment, saying that maybe we should start our own “modern” quilt guild and look at us now! Over 70 groups across the country and world.
Impressive modern quilters, impressive! What will we do next?!?
Thanks to all of you for your comments on the scraps. First, I’m actually not very organized at all, but moving is a chance to start out strong, right? Also, I did in fact consciously chose to put the scraps in contrasting baskets. Might not make practical sense but it looked prettier to me. That’s always more important, right??
Georgia’s getting some brown and purple (with some green thrown in!) scraps…
…and some orange and aqua scraps will be headed to Kerri!
Keep an eye out for an email from me!
I’m taking my time and being very thorough with the sewing room set up. Yesterday that meant a major scrap sort!
And post sort!
I’m not great about using my little scraps but maybe if they are sorted by color I will? In any case, I have more than I’ll ever use and should give some to you. Comment with your two favorite colors and I’ll pick a couple of winners on Monday. A scrap pack will then be on it’s way to you! Good luck and happy weekend to you all!
My husband and sister painting away! (Forgive the lousy IPhone photos!)
We went for lots of bold color and we’re super happy with the results.
And now – this is what I’m living in.
Time to get unpacking! Of course you know my sewing room is already partly good to go! Will do a whole post on that a later… Hope you all have wonderful weekends!
Jane the amazing graphic designer for The Modern Quilt Guild has done it again! She has designed a logo for our LA guild and we immediately set up a Cafepress shop. Just a tote for me for now… but soon a t-shirt, and a mug and a water bottle and a… Ok I’ll stop. You get it.
See you all again later on next week! I’m up to my eyeballs in moving boxes and paint and so on through the long weekend and into next week! Happy 4th (to American readers)!