Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sewing Space and Showing Off My Stash

My sewing space is part of a finished room over the garage. I share it with a home office and some storage. It's not bad, but it sure could use more natural light. The room has only one window.
This is where I piece and quilt. My inspiration is a mug rug made by Wanda Hanson. Also a couple post cards with pictures of quilts made by Wanda. The colorwash project was from a class she taught in Charlotte this summer. My friend Sharon made me a sewing machine cover, pin cushion, thread catcher and scissor holder thingy under the machine. Don't know what it's called, but it's great. I have another thread catcher behind the sewing machine made by my friend Terri. It's apparently shy. I've found that one can never have too many thread catchers. 
This is a picture of my stash. Some delicious Moda jelly rolls and charm packs are on the top shelf . The Moda Bake Shop asked quilters to show pictures of their stash. The incentive is a package of goodies for some lucky person. Hope it's me! Beside my stash collection is a card table with UFO's guarded by Mr. Green Alien. His head is drooping. Needs air.
And the cutting table. Actually it's where Mother sews, but when she walks out of the room I pretend it's part of my sewing space. hehe
And my "design floor" with my current project, a colorwash in progress. I bought a batik kit from Wanda a week ago and couldn't wait any longer to play with the lovely little 2 1/2" squares.
Does my sewing area always look like this? I wish!. I picked up a bit for some pictures : )

14 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Yeah, you made it! Looking good to me and just love the color wash - have been seeing everyones little bundles from Wanda.

Exuberant Color said...

You have a nice sewing space. Remember it's a Work Room not a Show Room.

Your colorwash is looking great!!

Marina said...

I see a lot of blue colors in your stash, love it! I am a blue color addict too...:)

Debbie said...

Amazing colorwash....I just started playing with mine yesterday. Yours looks so great...and so is your sewing room. Somedays you can't see the floor in mine!

Impera_Magna said...

Great sewing space... and so neat! It's cool to see where friends work...

Terri said...

Love seeing your work room. Now I can see where the happy colors come from. Your colorwash is wonderful. I hope you win the challenge!
Hugs

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Loved seeing your sewing space, Sheila! It looks great! Love all the Wanda inspiration...she's been a big influence on me too. Wish I had been at that color class you took with her!

donna said...

Sheila I love to see others sewing spaces. It is so encouraging. I wouldn't dare show my space right now. I think my fabric threw up in there. giggles.
Hugs
donna

Elly D said...

It's always fun to see someone else's sewing area and stash :) Thank you for sharing. Your Rainbow pot holders are looking wonderful! As is your colour wash project.

Elly D said...

It's always fun to see someone else's sewing area and stash :) Thank you for sharing. Your Rainbow pot holders are looking wonderful! As is your colour wash project.

Cyn ;-) said...

Love your color wash project. It just shimmers in the center. Wow. Sure wish me sewing area looked as good as yours.

Thearica said...

I am a messy crafter and try to clean up after every 3rd project at least. Your room rocks!

Anne said...

ooohhh . . . love the color wash project. I did some impression quilts awhile ago but they were all landscape/flowers. This is gorgeous. And very inspiring right above your machine.

NachtPedalQuilts said...

It seems to be a nice quiete place, your sewing space, Sheila ... you furnished it obviously in a really well organized way ... and it is admirable neat and tidy ... 8) Mine contains piles of assorted fabrics for already started but unfinished projects ... 8))) often it looks like "Jackie Chan" visited me a few minutes before ... 8))) I might need a new system of shelves desperately OR I need to take a vacation for at least (!!!) one year to finish all these "first idea-try it-projects" ... 8*D

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