Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Challenge updates

Here is the start of my X's and O's--part of Tonya's challenge. They are going to be part of my Quilt Pink quilt, so I just had to make samples. I'm going to have the non-quilter's make the 4-patches and the quilter's learn Tonya's technique to make the x's and o's. I am putting a center block in with a vase of flowers and will put a flower in the vase for each person that has succumbed to Breast cancer/ or have survived. So, if you have a name you would like me to add, please feel free to email me. I love the black background that I chose for sashing (I will fussy cut them so all the words are going the same way--I was just trying to get a feel for how it would look). The words on the fabric say: "Creative Hands Touch Hearts" and I think it fits our theme very well.
This is part of Judy's one-hour challenge. I have been sewing at least 4-5 hours a day, but on other things. I'm trying to squeeze this one in too. I like the looks of it, although the fabrics don't thrill me very much. But I'll be proud to donate this one to someone.












This is my sewing room as I am sitting at my machine. The design wall is on the right, the pink wall is my walk-in closet filled with fabric--along with the ironing center/wire baskets. You can partly see my tubs under the work table filled with scraps. I have two drawer units with scraps that are already cut into strips. I found a neat site that had all kinds of people's sewing rooms. It's called Real Sewing Rooms. I added the link of my studio to it, but I don't think it's on there yet. There were some awesome rooms, with a couple of professional quilters and then some really messy ones, and then the tiny rooms that cleverly managed to get it all in. Quite fun to be a peeping tom.

18 comments:

Melzie said...

I love that link :) Thanks for sharing. xoxo melzie

Hedgehog said...

What a gorgeous work space!! Thanks for sharing. I will email you with a name, too.

Bonnie said...

Thanks for the link to the sewing rooms. What fun - I think I will spend a lot of time looking. Your sewing room looks great - well planned, cheerful, and a great use of space.

Fiona said...

Thanks for the link to the sewing room site - I just love looking at where other people sew.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Love your sewing room - thanks for sharing. BTW, great use of your space. I'm going to go play "peeping tom" and prowl through others. LOL

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Karen, I'm leaving right now, so expect me real soon - I'm coming to play in your Studio. It's magnificent!!!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Wow - you have a fun sewing space! And I really like the fabrics you are using for the "one hour quilt"! Pretty!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Carol said...

What a wonderful sewing room! Thanks for sharing...your One Hour Quilt is really fun.

Laurie Ann said...

Love the pink wall! And the TV up on the corner of the room is a good idea. I would like to have a little tv/dvd player in my studio. Maybe some day!

Tazzie said...

You sure have been busy, that's a lot of piecing you've been working on! And thannk you for the peep into your sewing room!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Susan said...

I love your sewing space. Did I understand correctly? Your ironing space is in the closet?

You've been sewing a lot of wonderful things! Thanks for the Quilt Pink idea. I'm going to pick up a kit tomorrow at Dakota Cabin Quilts, even though August isn't technically over. I have to go to the doctor, and it's 25 miles, so I'm not going back on Friday! 30 days is long enough. =)

I'd love to have you put my mother's name on, Dorothy Covey, 1957.

I think the Hour quilt is wonderful, and wherever it's donated, it will be well received.

Passionate Quilter said...

Susan--no--the ironing system is on the right side of the work table with the wire baskets that are stuffed with fabric! LOL sorry, I didn't explain that very well in my post.

Mary said...

I thought about using Tonya's blocks for my Quilt Pink quilt (I'm just going to make a quilt and donate it rather than participating with a shop) but decided to use Judy's 1 hour quilt pattern.

I don't have as much time to quilt right now in part because I'm *training* to do the 3 Day Breast Cancer walk in October so I'm combining my desire to make a quilt to donate and my desire to play along with everyone else and make Judy's quilt.

Ruth said...

Thanks for the links to the sewing rooms.

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Shelina said...

I am amazed at the people who are able to work on both projects - Judys and Tonyas. I'm hanging my head in shame because I haven't done either. Both of yours are great, and you are making good progress on both of them.

Shelina said...

I am amazed at the people who are able to work on both projects - Judys and Tonyas. I'm hanging my head in shame because I haven't done either. Both of yours are great, and you are making good progress on both of them.

Tonya R said...

ooh, fun Hugs and Kisses - that's going to be a great Quilt Pink project. I envy your cutting table and ironing center - you have room to spread out.