Sewing room and blankets

A couple of weeks ago I moved into my new sewing room – or should I rather say sewing/craft/netflix/reading room πŸ™‚ I absolutely love it. I positioned my sewing machines so that I could see the amazing view (and of course I took the photo in the dark, typical me). I also have a tv to watch netflix or videos, and a couch to relax on (it is not normally covered with completed projects, but that was the original aim of the photos). My favourite books are there, as well as my photography, smocking and craft magazines. Everything I love in one room.

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My daughter and her partner are visiting from Canada and when her dad and partner watched rugby Β the other day the two of us cuddled up for movies in my sewing room. Her comment? I need a girl room like this

But I actually took the photos to have a record of the quilts, cross stitched baby blankets, crochet fusion quilts and the crocheted blanket I completed the past two years. My daughter will be taking two quilt back to Canada with her, so I quickly snapped a photo
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I completed:

  • Three cross-stitched baby afghan blankets, done on Anne cloth and backed with lovely soft fabric. One of these will be gifted to a lovely young couple who are expecting a baby girl in November. I still have one piece of Anne cloth which I hope to start at some stage this year (I just noticed this photo was taken before I add the backing and binding to the third one – but it has been completed since then)

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    The three cross-stitched baby blankets
  • Two Crochet Fusion quilts – the first one to learn how to crochet and the second because I loved making the first one and I wanted to do one in blues. I am itching to make a third now in lovely shades of green. Hopefully next year or when I find the perfect fabric, whichever comes first πŸ™‚
  • One Bee-utiful quilt. I embroidered the blocks and added ‘bee’ fabric as sashing, borders and backing. This quilt was quilted by a long-arm quilter and this is one of the two going to Canada. It was designed by Pamela Morgan and I am hoping she will design another one very soon

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    Bee-utiful quilt
  • The Splendid Sampler quilt (I only made 50, instead of the 100 blocks). This one is also going to Canada as a present for a good friend of my daughter and her partner. This friend has a 3-year old granddaughter who will apparently ‘love’ this quilt. Who am I to say no

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    Splendid Sampler quilt
  • My blue ‘redwork’ embroidered quilt – it was also quilted by a long arm quilter
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    Sunbonnet Sue quilt
  • And the crocheted green/blue/white blanket which I backed with supersoft fabric and which is perfect for watching movies on a cold night. It lives on my couch and my cats love it as much as I do
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Funny how I tend to start with one project and then make another and another and another – this was my ‘blanket’ period. This year I am very much into knitting and crocheting. I don’t really plan what I want to do, it just seems to happen. But I really want to do another cross-stitch baby afghan blanket, as I have a piece of Anne cloth waiting. I also want to make another Crochet Fusion quilt as I have enough white yarn left for one more and I want it in greens. I also plan to make a ‘cat quilt‘, using jelly rolls – I have ordered the jelly rolls and it should arrive in the next couple of weeks and I bought the fabric for the cats. It is going to be black, with one coloured ball as a contrast – very similar to the quilt below – this is not my work or photo or original idea, but I can’t acknowledge the designer of this quilt as there was no name attached to the photo

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And one day I would love to make a rag-quilt, using denim

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3 thoughts on “Sewing room and blankets

  1. mymakingdoadventure June 30, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    So very envious! Everyone needs a retreat I think. Especially one that looks so comfy!

  2. Silverwheel July 3, 2017 / 7:21 am

    Such beautiful blankets! ❀ ❀ ❀

  3. Tami July 4, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    Beautiful space!!! I would love to have a room like this – of course I would also like it to be filled with such lovely completed projects too!!! πŸ˜€

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