Monday, March 8, 2010


The bargello top is now completed with borders sewn on. It looks exactly like I hoped and is larger than I imagined. I'll take some pictures for you tomorrow with decent light (hopefully). In the meanwhile, I'm getting on the "studio" bandwagon and posting pictures of my workspace for your amusement. I'm a student and I have roommates, so my "studio" is also my bedroom, office, dining room... you get the picture.

The photo above shows the main workspace. The left "L" of the desk is for sewing and fabric storage. Wilson's hammock is just out of frame on the left. The right side of the desk is for school work. As you can see, the coke cans have formed a small breeding colony and are multiplying on their own. The slide out keyboard tray, below the computer, is where I do all my pattern designs on graph paper, the old fashioned way. Once they are in progress I pin them up on the cork board. The trunk contains miscellaneous craft supplies, tools, and hardware. The clear tote on top is my sewing box. The clear rubbermaid tub under the left side is main fabric storage, plus what's piled on top.

Moving around the room to the left, next comes my design wall and textbook storage. As you can see, no progress has been made on the "Couple of Squares" quilt.

Next to that is my cutting area and the second desk with cat food and water on top and Wilson's actual bed underneath. Yes, it's a vintage suitcase with a pillow inside. He likes it. He sleeps there as long as I'm not doing something he could be interrupting :-) My cutting mat, rotary cutter, and rulers are on the floor there. This area of the room is also host to the empty water bottle colony. I swear I do clean up weekly, but they build up so fast! The prints on the wall are from John Clark and I absolutely love them; you should check him out.

Lastly, organized scraps and UFO storage in the top of the closet. There are several boxes of strings sorted by color as well as a box of triangles and one of crumbs.

So that's it. The only other thing in my room is a bed. I know that my place is a far cry from the sewing studios I've seen posted on the blog world, which is part of the reason I wanted to share it. I know that in life there will be a lot of small apartments and less than ideal situations. This is where I am right now, and I'm making the most of it. I prefer to think of it as "cozy" :-) Tune in tomorrow for the reveal of the completed bargello top!

1 comment:

  1. I love this thank you so much for sharing I am very new to quilting just finished my first top and am working in my kids playroom so I feel better knowing you can make beautiful quilts without the impressive studio. Thanks again