We’ve been in our house for almost 3 years now and have slowly been decorating. We have remodeling plans in mind, but when you’re on a budget, you stick to the priority list. I originally knew my sewing space would be shared with the guest room, but so far, I’ve made the entire space a sewing room…oops! We recently decided to make use of the extra space in the master bedroom as my sewing area. The master bedroom measures 12 x 20 ft. And we only use a small portion of the room for the bed. With such a lengthy room and the bed on one end, the other end has been wasted space, so we decided there’s plenty of room for the sewing area.
With the plan in mind, we decided to also paint the walls. We were looking for a calm and serene color, then decided on something lavender. Husband wanted dark and I wanted light….we finally agreed on Stardust Evening by Valspar. The painting project took a good two days. We’re first time room painters and we also patched a few spots and needed to work around them until they were dry enough for painting. Mom came over and showed us her painting tips and techniques — What a pro! 😀 Neko and Petey were not happy about being kicked out of the room for an entire weekend!
We divided the space in half using Ikea’s Kallax Shelving Unit in Black/Brown. It’s huge to divide the room and doubles as storage. To avoid a kitty jungle gym, we decided it really needed to be filled in ASAP. The plan is to store my husband’s vinyl records, which he has plenty of, and baskets of fabric. A project to add to my goal list will be various 1-Hour Baskets for fabric storage that will fit in the spaces. Filling this shelving unit will be work in progress until it looks just right! For my cutting table, I got the Linnmon Table Top that measures 47″L. This holds my cutting mat, rulers, and fabric. For adjustable height, I definitely recommend the Olov Adjustable Legs. Tip after installing these that my husband had to research, was not to over tighten when selecting the desired height or you will hear some type of rattle. So far this table has been great! To the right of my cutting table is my sewing table and as you can see, I have a great spot for a hanging quilt! To the right of my sewing table is my design board. My design board is actually from Cheryl Ann’s Design Wall, but I decided to remove the legs that prop it up on the floor and hook the frame to the wall. This still allows my board to come down whenever needed for portability. I found some green decorative hooks at Michaels that compliment our purple walls! Such a great find since they were also on sale 😀
Yesterday, Mom came over and we had ourselves a quilting day! First we headed out to our local quilt shop to pick up the Row by Row pattern, which mom is working on, and I bought background fabric for my wall quilt that I was able to start. We were able to setup a sewing station for my mom at the window and we accomplished alot over stories, wine, snacks, and laughs 😀 Mom finished her quilt top, from a set of two matching quilts for my cousins. I also finished the Plus Quilt top! All I need now is the backing and batting to get started on the quilting.
I then got started on my wall hanging quilt. I’m super excited about this quilt from the Moda Bake Shop. It’s called the Sunburst Quilt by Lauren Terry. I’m making a smaller version using 9 blocks, instead of 12. It will finish 36×36″. Mom surprised me with some new fat quarters, which I decided to include in my quilt because they were perfect for the project! I was able to finish one of the blocks last night before our sewing day came to an end. This block features Ghost Bunny by Sarah Watts, a collaborative effort from the Black & White collection for Cotton and Steel. For the sunburst points I used Carolyn Friedlanders Crosshatch in Curry for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. The background for this, and all remaining blocks, is Moda’s Grunge Basics in Winter Mint.