Friday, November 4, 2011

Studio pictures!

My Studio

You know when you just need a change to help with the motivation? Well, I needed this little change in my studio to get me excited about finishing more quilts. Clint has been amazing - he moved all the furniture and put up new curtains for me! I love, love how it turned out. You can see what my studio looked like before we moved everything here.

My Studio

Okay - the quilting machine fits exactly across the room and makes some dead space in the bay window area, but that is fine with me. I will have to crawl under the machine to put quilts on and take off, but I am happy about being able to look outside while I am quilting. We removed the bottom bar that carries the batting so it will be easier to get in and out. Another plus is that I will be forced to move more and that should help with the added pounds - he he he!

My Studio

I also love that the room feels more open - there is a bigger space in the middle of the room and that will be great when I am laying quilts out.

My Studio

New feature - we added the quilt racks - made by my dad - I thought it would be fun to have all my quilted bags hanging there when I am not using them. They are usually everywhere around the house, but now I have a place for them and I quite like it.
The only thing missing in this picture is my sewing machine - it's at my mom's waiting for me to go to a little cabin sewing retreat next week. I can't wait! It's going to be fun - for me. Clint's stuck here with four kids - mwahahehehahahaha!

Best of Show?  Can you believe it?

And - I got these beauties in the mail today - there is nothing like a little mail to boost your confidence and make you feel better! Some days are harder for me - like yesterday - so it was fun to get these ribbons to remind me that even though quilting can be crazy, it is all worth it. This is my first "Best of Show." I still can't believe it - I got it for machine quilting the Dragonfly Quilt - there were over 700 quilts in the show. So, I am a little happy right now.

By the way - if you need fabric, we have a store wide 30% off sale going on through the weekend! Have a great weekend everyone!


20 comments:

Pat said...

WOW!!!!!!! Your quilting on the dragonfly quilt is a work of art....amazing job. I like what you did to your studio...a much more spacious feel.

LynCC said...

Congrats on Dragonfly's win!! Have a well-earned great time at the cabin retreat. :)

Melody said...

Congratulations. Dragonfly really is a work of art!

Sarah Craig said...

Your "new" studio is wonderful, and the ribbons are a well-deserved honor! Congratulations!

pcflamingo said...

That is a good arrangement in your studio. And WOW those are some seriously fabulous ribbons! Woot!

Linda said...

Studio space looks great. I think that was a fabulous idea to face the window! The natural light and view will be motivating!! Congrats on your ribbons!! So exciting and very deserving! Have fun on your retreat! :-)

Barb said...

Oh...just love your studio!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great studio Judi and WOW Congratulations on the well deserved ribbons on the Dragonfly quilt!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Your studio space looks great...even if you have to crawl under. You're young...you can do it!!!

I'm just surprised you don't have a room full of ribbons...you are one very gifted gal!

I think I read you were at Market...how ever did we miss one another?

Kelly

CJ said...

Your studio looks great! Love that you have the windows in front of you now. Congratulations on those ribbons!! Darn, I could have seen your quilting there but I stayed home with my sick college boy. :(

Leeanne said...

I love the new look, roomy and airy and inspiring.
Congratulations on the ribbons add those to the wall.

Josie McRazie said...

Oh, I would so much rather look out the window than onto a wall!! Kind of like when you do dishes, (no like dishes are something I 'enjoy' doing) but having something else to focus on is #1 inspiring and #2 actually better for your eyes!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the new look studio!

quilary said...

Great sewing room - it's so roomy and light - a lot of good making should happen there now!

Pam said...

Congrats on Best of Show, you deserve it. Your quilting is so beautiful! I like your arrangement. I have my long arm set up so I can look out the window too. No dining room for now, but that's OK. It's nice to be near where the family action is, instead of off in a bedroom or basement. Keep on inspiring us!

Auntie Pami said...

Congrats! You totally deserve it! On the machine, can you say "limbo"? I agree with you on having space to layout quilts, the floor is better than the wall.

Chelsea said...

Congratulations Judi! Your dragonfly quilting was amazing, so the award was well deserved. And it's so fun taking a peek at your studio. I'm just getting mine set up and it's nowhere as nice!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a fabulous space! You'll be creating up a storm in there!

Congrats on the ribbons...you work is so lovely they are well deserved!

WesternWilson said...

Judi, you deserve those ribbons. I think you are taking quilting in lovely new direction...thankyou! Looking forward to reading your first book on the quilting process, there is no way you are not going to be offered book deals!

ps. what longarm do you use?

Karen said...

Judi, so happy for you - your work definitely deserves these honors. I've won a similar award before and I know how thrilling it is. Hope you're having fun on the retreat!!