Welcome to our studio. Even though we've been sewing and machine quilting from here for several years now, it's never been quite what Kathleen and I have always dreamed about. We love a clean organized space, and after some very long days... and nights the studio is coming together quite nicely. Yes, there are still more things we'd like to do... but for now, we're in love with the updated space.
When you enter the studio one of the first quilts that greet you is our "Out on a Line" quilt. We designed and made this quilt for Sweet Celebrations, the Moda Bake Shop book. You can purchase the book here.
The cute little red bench is the Sigurd bench from Ikea.
To your left you will see the space with the bed, this space is great for when we have family in town, we have an extra bed for them to sleep in.
The quilt shown on the bed is Wrapped in Red, designed by Natalia and was featured in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine, read more about it here.
On the wall is Kathleen's stunning, It's For The Birds, quilt, Kathleen designed this quilt as her final challenge in the McCalls Quilt Design Star contest, read more about that quilt here.
On the floor in front of the bed is a cute Mala Easel from Ikea, great for the kids to play.
Also on the floor is a Gumdrop Pillow made from Amy Butlers pattern and fabric is Hometown by Sweetwater for Moda fabrics.
In the distance, the quilt on the wall is Twisted Up, pattern for this quilt is in my book, Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting.
The tv stand in front of that quilt is the Liatrop from Ikea.
One of my very favorite new accessories in the studio is the cutting table. We've been cutting all of our quilts on an old dining room table so this new, higher table is going to be a life-saver, or back saver, when cutting quilts.
The table is made from Finnvard Trestle legs from Ikea.
The table top is the Gerton Table top from Ikea.
The chairs around the table, we've had them for several years, so I wish I could remember exactly where I bought them, but I can't. :(
The quilts hanging on the wall are:
Merry-Go Round by Sandy Klop using Mary Engelbreit fabrics.
Petals designed by myself and Kathleen, you can read more about that quilt here.
In the distance is "Strut Your Stuff" The birds are all from Susanne's McNeil's pattern.
The sewing space. I love this large area.
The quilt on the wall is "It's a Picnic Kind of Day" we designed this quilt for Fresh Fabric Treats, the first Moda Bake Shop book.
The cute red chairs are Jules Chair from Ikea. I have horrible posture and these things make you sit right up, they are so comfortable to sit on while sewing.
Also shown are our sewing machines. In the distance is Kathleen's industrial Singer, she's sewn on that machine for 20+ years and it's fantastic.
The machine in the middle is the machine where I do most of my piecing, it's a Bernina Aurora 450, Anniversary Edition.
Also shown is Kahtleen's machine that she won in the McCalls Quilt Design Star contest, it's a Bernina Aurora 440QE with the embroidery module. We use it a lot to do embroidery and we love it.
And lastly, my quilting area. The shelving units in this area are, on bottom the Expedit Shelving Unit from Ikea, on top is the Expedit Shelving Unit.
All of my machine quilting is done on my Gammill Premier with a 10' table. I've had my long-arm for six years now and I love it. I've never really had any problems with my machine and even more I love the size of it.
Now, I can't share all of those pictures without sharing some of the photos that I captured during the process of this make-over.
All pictures below are from my instagram page.
A trip to Ikea.
Thank you very much to my awesome dad for spending a full day building furniture and making sure everything was perfect!
This was the middle of the day, the pile of empty boxes was growing.
When school ended we had lots of little helpers helping to build the new studio.
I love that my baby was totally in the middle trying to help. :)
Chesney trying out the new cutting table. I think she approves.
Quilts.. we have lots of quilts, now we have lots of places to keep them. :)
Thanks for stopping by to see the make-over.
Have a great weekend!