Happy Hour

Still packing, selling off and giving away extra stuff we won’t have room for in the new place, and working six days a week–but I did sneak in a little sewing time last night….my Happy Hour! I’m working on a shop sample from the Atkinson Designs book above. The cutting for this quilt took less than an hour, quite possibly the easiest pattern I’ve ever used (of course, I usually gravitate towards the challenging ones, and since this is a shop sample, I didn’t choose it!) The fabric is from the Kiwi line by Timeless Treasures:
I’m using the solid lime green in the top photo for the binding. I managed to get all 20 blocks sewn up in no time at all last night…I also finished quilting this, a mini quilt for my Guild’s small quilt auction at the October AQS Show in Des Moines:
and, finally, an update on my new studio. My sweetie picked this number up for me on his trip to the Twin Cities last week, and we assembled it together on Sunday (and he installed a ceiling fan for me):I love Ikea, and I’ve been admiring this Expedit bookcase and desk set for a long time. This will be my new sewing table. I think it’s big enough to have my Pfaff on one side and my Featherweight on the opposite side. I’m loving the idea of filling up all those cubby holes with books, fabric, and other goodies!

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12 thoughts on “Happy Hour

  1. Okay, so I just love the Kiwi Kisses! Beautiful and the perfect pattern. I have to say that I have the same set up with the IKEA desk and Expedit case. It is just perfect for my sewing machine and projects. You are going to love it!

  2. I love the colours and the pattern you have chosen. I have had that pattern and forgot about it. I was looking for something to do with my b&W material that I got for my birthday.

    Wow, love the new desk/ work area. I could find room for that

  3. That Kiwi quilt will be great – love the fabric! The dress form quilt looks familiar! – I love the one yu made for me. And having seen your new set-up, I want to go to IKEA RIGHT NOW. Happy packing, Doris; hope everything goes well.

  4. I think I might have that pattern book. I love the fabrics you're putting together for your new project.

    Your new studio is quite fabulous! Looks like you have great counter space for spreading out.

  5. Terri Adkinson's patterns are so well written. The Kiwi quilt is going to be cute.

    Love the Ikea idea for a sewing space! How is the height? Do you think you'll cut a drop in space for your machine?

  6. I really love the greens you picked for that little “easy” quilt! I think it's hysterical that you say you gravitate towards the harder ones when I am over here trying to figure out how to sew squares together. hehe

    …oh and I have been drooling over that expedit bookcase. I think no craft room should be without it!

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