Monday, February 9, 2009

Small Bit Of Quilting

My 1/2 sq. triangle quilt now has two borders and quilted. This is a small quilt. The 1/2 sq triangles are only 1 1/2" finished. Hopefully tomorrow I will have time to get the binding stitched on, a good tea dye bath and crinkle dry. Sorry Darlene, this one is also mine...all mine!
I also wanted to say thanks to everybody commenting on my quilt studio. For many years during my husband's military career my quilt fabric was stuffed into Rubbermaid containers due to so many moves and small housing options. It was always such a hassle to find just the right fabrics with all the unpacking and repacking of the containers. Then many times the only spot to quilt was at the kitchen table; only to be cleared for the family to eat together. This room has been a dream for a very long time. I absolutely love the space and the ability to walk back down those stairs at the end of the day and know that everything will be out just where I left it.

26 comments:

Amy said...

Your quilt is beautiful.You are so lucky that you can do your own quilting.I used to hand quilt in the 90's,but now I dont have time.I have not got the $ to have anything machine done right now, so I guess I'll have some tops around for awhile.Oh well,making them is the fun part. Amy

Carole said...

Lovely quilt! WOW, WOW on your quilting! Gosh, it's gorgeous. I'm not there yet in terms of custom quilting. Can't say I've played much with Penelope as of late. Lots going on. I will be going to MQX in April. Looking forward to that! Love your quilting space. Thanks for sharing!

Judi said...

Your quilt is beautiful and I am so glad you are keeping it all to yourself. I can relate to the sewing machine being on the kitchen table because that is where mine is now. I am glad you have your own studio and I know some day I will have one as well, all in good time. Have a wonderful evening!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

I love the tone of your 1/2 square triangle quilt. The border quilting is wonderful. Enjoy it in your home.

Stephanie D. said...

What a sweet little quilt! I love what I can see of the quilting!

Julie said...

gosh i'm loving your little quilt! i really should make myself some.
what do you plan to do with this one?
julie

Anne said...

I love that little quilt! It's so warm and cozy looking. Can't wait to see it all tea dyed and crinkled. Good job! Your sewing room is wonderful. I can imagine how happy you are to have your very own room after all the moving around. Congrats!

Jantine said...

What a lovely little quilt! I fall in love with these triangle quilts every time I see one, so I better start making one for myself.

Fiesta said...

your quilt is beautiful.
Well deserved sewing room. As a veteran I can completly relate.
will you be doing a tutorial on tea dye bath?

Carol said...

OMG Mary I love it, love it, love it!!! The quilting is spectacular!

Pat said...

I, too, would like some tips about tea-dying as I love the "old" look on quilts. And.....it is true what someone already said....you deserve that nice studio after all the hard years of moving around so often and not having good sewing space!

yellowfarmhouse said...

WOW - I love that little quilt - it's adorable and it's finished - YAHOO - well almost finished. I bet it's a dream for you to have all of that space for your own - there's nothing like walking away and being able to leave it all out and in such a beautiful spot. Although I will say sometimes my stuff spills out into other parts of the house :)

Hugs - karen

Millie said...

I love seeing all your beautiful quilts and quilting. Some quilts are to be given away, but then it is nice keep a few quilts for yourself. This one has your name on.

Cathi said...

Thanks for reminding me that someday there will be a sewing studio with my name on it. Do you know what the difference is between a sewing studio and a sewing room? A sewing studio you don't have to clean!!! Heard that joke a long time ago. But yours is so neat and clean. I love your choice of colors in the quilt. Makes you want to snuggle on the couch on a cold winter day.

Libby said...

Your little quilt is just darling.

onlymehere said...

I used to sew on the kitchen table too. I have another child moving out this summer and his room will become my sewing room. Your room inspires me as to what I'd like to do in there. I love your quilting projects.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Good job on your mini quilt! I love all of the triangles.

Hmmm...I am going to find a way to get in that room! I know what you mean about having your quilting stuff all over the place. I had to "hide" all of my cutting mats and rulers under the sofa so that my little person wouldn't see them.

HUGS!

Stina said...

Ahhh...love your quilting on the "all yours" quilt...:o)
The quilt is going to be wonderful after its bath...:o)

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh this is absolutely wonderful!

Carrie P. said...

It's a lovely quilt.

Cindy said...

I just love smaller quilts. They make a house so warm and cozy. This is so perfect - a very nice touch.

Darlene said...

It's darling (are you sure - LOL)

I can remember having to make do during our military travels. I understand how much you appreciate your space.

MARCIE said...

I totally understand your joy at having that lovely quilt studio. I have a nice big room to enjoy also, after many years of cluttering up the diningroom table. Your little HST quilt turned out great!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love your quilt!!!!

Jeni said...

Love the quilt ........and also your blog.....

Carla said...

Just gorgeous!