Friday, February 20, 2015

Settling In

Unpacking is nearly complete and I'm finally able to spend a little time each day at the sewing machine and/or hand quilting once again.  The new sewing space is a lot smaller than my previous room, the closet for storing fabric about half the size of the old one, and to make it all so much cozier, my computer desk ended up being put in the sewing room since it didn't fit in the office area.  But, everything is workable so far, and I love this room for the great natural light we get from the south and west-facing windows.  
That table in the middle of the room is my all-purpose surface, for ironing, cutting, moving behind the Janome for FMQ, and currently spreading all the tax forms and receipts for the annual agony of tax prep.
I love looking at this little quilt remnant, so bright and cheery.
My view of the side yard.
I finished the additional hand quilting on the vintage 1980s(?) dresden plate quilt I picked up last year.    
I do love the great scalloped border the original quilter added to this quilt.
The batting is quite puffy so I chose not to do a lot of background quilting, but just outlined the elements of the dresden plates and bordered each of the blocks with straight line quilting along the seams.
I'll share progress on my campfire quilt next time.  It's great to be blogging again, even if only intermittently!