Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sewing Room Redo!

Here is my first UFO of the year, my husband's Christmas gift. I wrapped a picture of the pattern and put it under the tree, with a note saying to look on my design wall. I would have had lots of time to finish the quilt, if I wouldn't have kept changing which pattern I was going to do! This is going to be the biggest quilt I've ever made, at 94" square. I'm pretty sure my husband will see the finished quilt by next Christmas! I'm in the process of piecing a gazillion squares for the borders (slow progress with the redo happening). Most of the fabrics were purchased online from Hamel's Fabrics.  They had a fat quarter frenzy sale and the gals hand picked 50 perfect fat quarters for me, an assortment of Civil War reproductions and muddy, taupey fabrics.

While we were looking at the quilt on the wall, he mentioned that during his holidays he may have time to get a small project done if there was something I wanted, but no guarantees. I can't remember what I said I wanted because the little project has turned into a sewing room REDO!! I am so excited!!

 My old design wall was removed from this closet and shelves installed (funny, I seem to remember a few years back asking to have the shelves removed and a design wall put in, hmmm).
Some of the shelves are just plywood at the moment, using what we had on hand. Eventually they will get replaced with melamine shelving. Two sliding basket units were added, and some empty space was left for larger totes, sewing cases etc. While admiring the setup, I thought the empty space for totes made it look like a desk area. In one of my very rare lightbulb moments, I realized that my existing sewing table setup would fit into the space. So the closet now looks like this!
The beautiful maple set of drawers was made for me by my husband last year :) The sewing table top is a piece of melamine with a cutout and platform for my machine. I have got a lot of work ahead, organizing the shelves. It doesn't show in the picture, but it is a war zone in the other half of the room.

 Tomorrow I will post pictures of the new design wall. It's 92"h x 107" wide, much bigger than the previous one. I just need to buy new batting for it. I can't wait to see all 49 blocks of Todd's quilt on it. I am also waiting for a special delivery for my space, but more about that later!

I'm linking up to Work In Progress Wednesday at the Needle and Thread Network. Check out what my fellow Canadian Bloggers are doing! I've also linked up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. Lots of inspiration!

Happy Stitching
corina

22 comments:

MariQuilts said...

Lot's excitement going on. The closet thing....removing shelves, then putting back shelves, sounds so much like me. It's looking good.

Bev said...

Beautiful quilt!!! Great sewing space!!!!!

a good yarn said...

The quilt is amazing! Once you start on the sewing room it's a complete remodel. It's all looking really good.

LynCC said...

What a great use of a closet!!

taylorsoutback said...

So awesome - aren't husbands just the best when they know how much a newly reorganized sewing room means to us. Have been following along with other blogs too & everyone is so inspired to redo their space this month - fun to watch!!

Impera_Magna said...

Oh how exciting! A sewing room redo! Everything looks great and I'm looking forward to seeing more...

Tammy said...

Wow! Your husband's quilt will be amazing.. but I love, love the sewing closet/room redo. It looks like a great space to sew, create and store your stash. Those fat quarters look so neat and tidy. I'm very impressed. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your room soon.

Linda said...

Your husbands quilt is just wonderful! I love it. And your sewing room redo will be such a treat for you. What a huge design wall you will have.

heather said...

I love reorganizing sewing space. It makes it seem like there are so many new possibilities.
The quilt looks great.

Chris said...

Every time I redo or clean out my sewing room I find so many surprises LOL. They are added to the UFO pile.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow....sewing room is looking great! Lots of nice shelves for all that extra fabric...mmmmmmm

Your husband's quilt is quite lovely.

Susan Being Snippy said...

Don't know if you ever heard this little "wives tale" but my gramma used to say that by moving things around in a room at least every year or two, it would keep the GHOSTS quiet... Not sure how many Ghosts are in your house, but my house regularly gets furniture and things moved and I have never seen a ghost wandering the hallways!

Tanyia said...

What great presents for both of you! I am stopping from the WIP hop, I would love to have you drop by my post: http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/01/its-wednesday-wip.html

Heidi Grohs said...

I think reorganizing my space is one of my favorite things to do! I have one of those sliding wire drawers and love it...I need more ;)

Sel said...

OH the feeling of new space organisation! And lovely UFO - love the pattern.

Kit Lang said...

Your sewing room re-do is fantastic! Makes me want to re-do mine. :)

Sandra :) said...

WOoooooooooooohooooooo congrats on the sewing room redo - lucky you! I sew in the basement and while there's lots of room, I'm surrounded by drywall, unfinished ceilings and cement floors. UGLYYYY. Maybe one of these days ... :D

Sam said...

Probably the best step to finishing all UFO's is a comfortable space.

elle said...

Wow. That's is a great project!

Mary Ann said...

What an amazing set up and so much storage.....:)

Myra said...

Looking awesome there Corina, and a big design wall is to envy!!

Lee D said...

looking good, the space and hubby's quilt. I want a design wall too!