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A simple patchwork quilt top and my new sewing space

Last week I moved my sewing room upstairs.  It used to be in our basement because we didn’t have air conditioner and it was just too hot to sew and press upstairs.  Now that we have a/c, though, I was able to move my sewing space up into the light!  Here are the before and after shots of my unpacking:

Ta-da!  When we first brought everything upstairs it looked like I might never find a place for it all!  However, being the determined cleany beany that I am, I easily found a spot for each of my goodies.  This has always been my favorite room in our house, so I’m really happy to be sewing in here.

My first creation in my new space is a simple patchwork quilt top made from 6″ charm squares, all from the Pretty Little Things fabric collection.  In hindsight, I would’ve left out some of the prints and maybe thrown in some solids, but I’m still happy with this guy and think it’s a great summer quilt.  I will quilt and bind it as soon as my backing fabric arrives, hopefully later this week.  As this is a work in progress, I’m linking up to W.I.P. Wednesday hosted by Lee of Freshly Pieced.  There are some cool projects on there every Wednesday so be sure to check it out.

Eat that grass, girl.

Here Layla is again, this time with a meaner mug. I have another dog (black lab, Zeppelin), but he never seems to care about my quilts. Only my glamour girl shows up for me.

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  • nicke

    i love the quilt top it really is the perfect summer quilt. it is so bright and happy! what a perfect first project for your new sewing space that looks wonderful by the way!!! can’t wait to see what else you make there and i do love your puppy. she is so adorable, i just want to scratch her ears!

    July 18, 2012 at 11:42 pm Reply
  • basildonkitchens

    I love your workspace – I am so jealous! Mine is so small and crowded (but I am working on it). The ‘Pretty Little Things” top is beautiful. How will you be quilting it? Your Glamour Girl is gorgeous, btw! 🙂

    July 19, 2012 at 6:21 am Reply
  • Beth

    Your space looks great! And I really like your quilt top – pretty fabrics.

    July 19, 2012 at 6:24 am Reply
  • Taryn

    Your new workspace is so nice! That chair with the chevron pillow looks so comfy and it looks like you have great light. I like your quilt top so much! The colors make me smile. I think I like charm square quilts the most of all the quilt designs. There is something so cozy and inviting about them! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

    July 19, 2012 at 7:07 am Reply
  • Emily

    What a lovely bright space for your sewing! And I think simple patchwork quilts are some of my favorite!

    July 19, 2012 at 12:26 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    LOVE your new space!! So fun to see it in person! Glad you got that top pieced together. It looks awesome!!

    July 25, 2012 at 8:09 pm Reply
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