Sunday, April 21, 2013

Studio weekend

Last weekend, Tom helped me switch my studio to a larger room, trading with a bedroom.  Now there is room for Bella and me.
Bella's corner of the new studio - or at least part of it.
My corner of the new studio.  The design wall stayed in the other room, but I am now in with all the fabric and there is much more room for both of us. That is very important on Wednesdays when we have our shared studio day.
The first thing I did this weekend was finish up my addition to the April Improvirobin block that came my way.  It started out like this.  I am the third person to add to the original.  As you can see, there have been big changes.  When I first saw the original, I fell in love with the rich reds, oranges, and golds in the center.  When it came to me, I decided to make some fabric of those same rich colors to add to two of the sides.  It will go to three more people before it goes back to the originator.  If you are interested to watch the progress of all seven quilts, take a few minutes to look through the Flickr site.  This year's group starts with this one.
I also worked on one of my H2H quilts for this year.  You can read more about that project over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  These blocks are going to make a D9P.  I do like that pattern.
Last, but really not least, I participated in a scrap swap over at 15 Minutes Play.  Margaret from New Jersey, and I decided to fill the small flat rate boxes from the post office.  I think she got more fabric stuffed in the box she sent me than I did for her.  These are just a few that I pulled to play with today.
This New York City scrap was my inspiration.  Don't you just love it!
After fun sewing, cutting, then sewing again, I came up with this 24" x 24" beauty.  The amazing thing about the box of scraps is that there was only one very small piece of fabric that I actually had in my stash.  Everything else was totally new to me.  What fun it is to improve together something from new scraps.
My new job is keeping me very busy, so I probably won't post again until next Sunday.  Have a great week, everyone, and joyful quilting.


sheila 77 said...

Your Round Robin addition looks so good and it will be interesting to see what happens next.

Karen said...

Your round robin has very bold colors. I look forward to seeing your H2H quilt. I love D9P and D4P.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great colors and fabrics you are playing with!

Sarah Craig said...

Lots of pretty eye candy but I really love your new studio! You and Bella will have so much fun playing in there!!

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

Nice window in your new studio, I'd probably spend a lot of time just staring outside!

I like what you're doing with the improv piece, I will definitely follow the progress on the flickr pages. Great scraps - thanks for sharing!

QuiltSwissy said...

I cleaned! Are you shocked? Frank is!


Nifty Quilts said...

Congratulations on your new studio! Looks like your job has not taken away from your creativity! It will be fun to see how Bella grows up, given her "studio days" with you.

Venus de Hilo said...

What fun to have a new studio space to play in. Love your made-fabric additions to the Improvi-Robin block -- it's giving me ideas!

Willa said...

Thanks for sharing so many things. Everything looks great/fun!!