The Blurrr of January 2013

How can a whole month pass so quickly? I know that it’s not quite over but it’s getting there.

I don’t think that I’ve mentioned that I was recently hired by Wesway, as a casual respite worker. This month I’ve completed my training and also worked with my first family this last week. It feels like a perfect fit so far.

I will still be Longarm Quilting for my customers! This is the latest quilt to come off the Longarm. (more pics to come) This quilt is 104”x94” and is made completely with 2 1/2” half square triangles. Marilyn’s piecing is incredible and this quilt is perfectly square and was a dream to quilt!

I also taught the first class in my new sewing studio, Tuesday night.

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Update on my new sewing room, my ironing station needs a few tweaks that will happen tomorrow. I will share pictures when it’s finished, but I will say it’s exactly what I’ve envisioned for several years now.

The floors and baseboards are all finished and look awesome, thank you to Taylor and Josh for so much help. They are also the twin power pack and moved a lot of heavy furniture as well as my elliptical for me and made it look almost effortless.

Anyways last night I finally put my design wall up in my new studio

I bought 2 sheets of 4’x8’  1” thick rigid foam insulation. I cut them down slightly to accommodate the baseboards and a little off one side to make a perfect fit between two electrical outlets.

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I taped the two pieces together using Gorilla tape and also attached the batting with the same tape. (worked like a charm)

I attached it to the wall with screws and upholstery washers. Last night while visiting blogs I came across Katie’s which is very close to what I did. By the way her blog is so worth visiting regularly!

My finished project:

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I have wanted a huge design wall for so many years, how much easier will this be when laying out the blocks for  queen size quilts. My knees are already thanking me!

3 thoughts on “The Blurrr of January 2013”

  1. Great design wall! I have so little room in my sewing room, and the walls in my studio are way short, since the ceiling slopes down to them. I’m thinking of giving away some of the furniture in my sewing room, so I have space for a better design wall.


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