Thursday, May 08, 2008
Postcards from the Dungeon...
It's supposed to be like "Postcards from the Edge"..but actually it is pictures of my studio!
I had an electrician in last week to bring me LIGHT. So it is less dungeonesque in here now.
I've hung quilts, I've displayed my machines, I've got WIPS stacked all over. It's not the cleanest down here right now,but this is how I live in Quiltville.
I've bought the replacement ceiling tiles. Those will be installed as soon as I can get the guys around here to agree to do it.
I love having room to have both of my treadle machines out in the open. The painted paneling doesn't look so bad when quilts are displayed all over.
I hung my Dear Jane quilt behind the machine, it's really the only big empty wall in the house where it can be hung.
The little blue bookcase holding my antique machines was here in the house when we moved in. It's heat up and rustic, but functional and I love how shabby chic it is. The second machine down beloned to my grandmother. She passed away when I was 5. Years ago my aunt gifted me this machine. I checked for info on it from Singer and it was born March 3, 1942 in Elizabeth, NJ. This was right around the time my mother was born, so I can imagine my grandmother sewing cute little baby clothes for her first daughter, my mom.
The little 99 machine below it has a knee control. I've never gotten it to work, but it sure is cute! I keep thinking...some day...some day.
The hand crank on top of the old radio cabinet is from Germany and has beautiful scroll work decals and lovely mother of pearl inlays...I'd love to get it in working order too.
I have FINISHED all the binding of book quilts! YEAH! I've still got to bind my sister's baby quilt...the baby is now 3 weeks old! Maybe this weekend.
I've plugged a bit outside of working hours on the scrappy basket blocks. I think they are pretty blendy. :c| I've tried a couple keeping the bouquet triangles all the same color, and that seems to show up better. Thanks to Lucy for the critique. The baskets themselves are all red, because I had a gazillion of the half square triangle squares already made that make up the basket feet...bonus leftovers from star struck quilts. I'm not sure how big I'll make this, it's just busy busy. Maybe some sashings or something would tone it down?
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 12:38 PM