Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sewing Room Change, AGAIN! Sigh......

I've been working on my sewing room, yet again....and I think I'm finally done with it. I purchased some storage pieces from Ikea and Dear Younger Son put them together for me. While the pieces are a bit more contemporary than I usually like, they have so much storage that I just had to get them.




This large unit has drawers for all my little notions and such. And, the black cube baskets hold my strips. I have a total of 12 of them with strips in them. They are sorted by size and value....lights and darks in 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2 and 4 inch strips. One more basket cube has a few tops in it that I'd like to get finished up soon. And, of course, folded fabric......



This cabinet has my three buckets of strings in it and a couple of basted tops that I am currently quilting. When they are done, I'll show them. Hand quilting is a long process!!! Above the cabinet on the shelves are my quilting magazines. The left two boxes contain my 30's fabrics and the right two boxes hold my bright fabrics. The lower shelf holds my fat quarters. Now, maybe I'll remember that I own them and maybe I'll start using them!!!!


And, my sewing machine remains in front of the window where I can look out at the neighbors!!! Oh, and watch the birds and squirrels too!

And, hanging in the sewing room is something my Granny made. Some day, I'll have to try to take a pic of her teeny, tiny hand quilting stitches. She was an amazing quilter!!!
And, finally, my traditional cabinet that holds my patterns and scraps....30's scraps, CW Reproduction scraps, etc.....Oh, and all my Christmas fabric.

Here is hoping this is the last re-do of my sewing room. I'm ready to get back to sewing!!!!!!

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!

31 comments:

Karen said...

I am interested in the little quilts hanging over the window. What a creative way to display!

Erzebat said...

I love the idea of using the mini for a valance! I may have to do that for my sewing room! thanks for the idea! (mauh)Liz

country mouse said...

your sewing room looks great. What a great storage unit! So much storage space! I can only hope to have a whole room to devote to my sewing someday. Can't wait to see what new quilts you create in your redesigned sewing area.

Tammy said...

Wow Paula, it looks so nice. Even though it's not exactly your style, the storage space is awesome and your room is so nice and organized. Love that your sewing machine is in front of a huge window, excellent for light and for gazing out when you need a little break.

Material Mary said...

It looks lovely!! Great job.
Mary

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Paula, your sewing room looks great. Very organized. And I love the large cheerful window.

Kathy said...

Your sewing room looks great! That's a great idea for the mini's over the windows; however, a warning. I have valance on my windows and noticed the other day that the sun is fading them. Just a head's up...not at all trying to rain on your parade.

I may have to go check out Ikea!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh that cabinet is wonderful!

Sweet P said...

I love your IKEA units. I've been thinking about that white cabinet for a long time. Your room looks great and I'm sure you'll love looking out the window while sewing.

Millie said...

Beautiful quilt room...love all the quilts.

Rhonda said...

Your room looks great....now that everything is in its place...time for a project and poof....a tornado has hit...LOL....just kidding....I'm sure that you will put everything back ASAP....seriously....I love your sewing room.
Take care.

Sleepy Cat Hollow said...

What a wonderful Happy Room! :)

Jackie said...

Ikea makes great storage, don't they? Almost everything in my sewing room is from there including a kitchen island I use for a cutting table and fabric storage. My room, however, does not have the beautiful decorations that yours does. Just gorgeous!

Jeni said...

wow i just love Ikea................
and your sewing room is to die for
thanks for sharing

ranette said...

I think your sewing room looks very inviting. Great storage solutions and the little quilts look awesome displayed like you have them.

WhiteStone said...

Your sewing room is lovely! My daughter installed these Ikea shelves in her living room and I love them. I'm cleaning my sewing room this week for company coming! Yay!

Heidi said...

I love your sewing room! And those shelves are perfect!

julieQ said...

I think your room looks utterly fantastic! I look at the small quilt you made me so long ago and just love it each time!

Vals Quilting said...

Hi Paula, first time visiting your blog thanks to Cathi over at Quilt Obsession - she is so fun!. What a nice re-do on your sewing room, love the window you get to look through and gaze out while quilting how lucky you are :)
I recently moved my studio into a nicely finished basement and I LOVE it down there except the windows I can't see out of even though they do provide me with excellent light (thank G) I've added you to my favs
Valerie
http://www.PastimesOnline.ca/vals-quilting/

ohiostar5 said...

Miss you Paula, hope everything is O.K. with you and the family. BettyLou in Keller, TX

wannabe crafty said...

Love your "new" sewing room. I love how the fabric is out where you can see it and touch it. I'm looking forward to the day that I can take my fabric out of the bins and have all of it displayed around me. Your choice of the wall unit is amazing.

Alli said...

I just found your blog. How lovely!!
I admire anyone who has this kind of talent. I love quilted things I once owned a beautiful quilt for my bed and unfortunately was destroyed in a house flood...

Thank you for sharing!

Alli......

mytoothfairypillow said...

I absolutely LOVE your window!!! I also love the storage unit. I hope to incorporate similar storage into my own sewing room soon. I look forward to updated posts on your blog to see what you have been up to.

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Wow, your sewing room is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Wow, your sewing room is amazing

Toyin O. said...

Looks beautiful!

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Gmama Jane said...

Oh I do LOve Love your sewing room!!! Love that Big window!!! I would bet you are a very "neat" person in that you are very organized...everything has it's place.... I'm sew jealous!

Gmama Jane

JoAnne said...

I love your sewing room! Especially the window valance. Very nice!

Jane Marie said...

Your quilting room has inspired me. When I move to my next house, hopefully soon, I would like to take some of your ideas with me. I especially like the cubby hole unit and the mini quilt valance. Thanks.

The Calico Quilter said...

You have a fabulous sewing area, And that new cabinet is great. What wonderful organized storage. I love all your little quilts at the window. How creative!

Kekibird said...

Wow, what a room! I'm totally drooling over here!