As we have been super busy over the past 9 days with our interstate visitors, I haven’t had much sewing time! However they departed yesterday so life is getting back into our normal routine, although the kids and I are in various stages of a cold/flu – but hopefully will be fighting fit again soon. We have disassembled the guest bed and now have the whole room as my sewing studio. I have been inspired lately by all the lovely pics of other peoples creative work spaces, so hope to transform my room into a relaxing studio for Sarah and myself. Sarah is looking forward to having her own dedicated sewing station.
Here are some pictures of one of my early quilts. The pattern is from American Patchwork and Quilting (Issue 47,Dec 2000). We were living in Houston, USA at the time and it was the first time I had ventured into a quilt store and it changed my life! Even though the red and gold don’t really match my décor, I love to bring it out at Christmas time to add a festive touch.
I had a number of comments from the last post about the magnetic seam guide. It is made by Birch Australia and magnetizes to the base plate of the sewing machine. It can be positioned to give you any seam width you require. I personally use the ¼ inch foot for most sewing but it is really useful for teaching children to sew. It can be purchased from most sewing centres/fabric stores.
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