Sunday, February 6, 2011

How Many People Does It Take To. . . ?

Yesterday was a busy day in my studio.  (I use the term loosely, it's really just a room, and a small one at that.  But it has functioned as the studio in Jillily Studio for several years now.)  I spent most of the day just trying to find surface area to work on.  I am still cutting kits for the "Around the Town" quilt in American Patchwork and Quilting.  To those of you who are still waiting... I am still cutting, and also waiting for more fabric to arrive.  I think last week's snow / ice /  cold storms held things up across the midwest.  Several of my suppliers were closed a few days.  So be patient, maybe the rest of the fabric will come tomorrow!
How many people can you get in one sewing room?  We each had a quadrant on the cutting/ironing table.  Sometimes I wonder about the safety of having so many sharp / hot objects in such close proximity!

Andrea (my neice) was working on the quilt from the corals and creams I showed you last week.  This quilt is going to be so cute!  I can't wait to see it finished.  I will show it to you after it is all quilted.  Andrea's mom is one of my long arm quilters, Tori.  So you know it will be a work of art when it is done.

Talia (my daughter) was working on the quilt she had planned with her fabric stack from last week also.  She got the whole thing pieced, and even added borders.  Here's a shot of just the center.  I told you it was a modified version of one the quilts ("Hugs and Kisses") from my book.  But I think it is even cuter than the original!

Erin (daughter-in-law) was making a little tiny apron for Emmy to wear. It turned out so darling.  But I can't get Ems to hold still long enough to take a picture, so this one is blurry, as usual.  She is ready to go cook something!  Knowing her, it will probably be noodles.

Have you been sewing this week?  What are you working on?  I want to see pictures.  Some of you  promised me at Road to California that you would send photos of your finished projects.  I don't have any yet.  Still waiting.   


karenfae said...

looks like y'all are having fun! love the quilt with the brown and other colors in it. I'm working on a quilt design from Moda called "Geese in the Park" - it is too cold and wet to do much outside so I am making progress on 3 different quilts.

bevkimmel said...

That is a beautiful Hugs and Kisses quilt. I made one for the local pregnancy crisis center and my daughters loved it so I have made a modified wall hanging and matching pillow from the pattern for one of them. I think she will be very pleased. I love that book!

Kathy said...

The smaller the space, the more fun!!! My "studio" is also small, but that's okay, because it's all mine, LOL!! There was a sign in the dollar store the other day (meant for a girls room), it said, "There's no place like my room." I wish now I would have bought it for my sewing room!!! Love your blog and enjoy seeing what your working on :) Kathy

Tori said...

Darling girls at your house! Wish I was there with you. LUCKY!!

Rae Ann said...

Hey Jill ~ Love seeing all that you have going on in your neck of the woods. I have just barely gotten back into quilting this week from before Christmas. My "Sub for Santa"
foundation work kept me sooo busy!
In fact... I just did a post yesterday and it felt good to get back into blogging =)
How fun for you to have all that company of gals helping you out.
I love your daughter's quilt!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What fun. Nothing is better than sewing with family and friends.

Millie said...

The hugs and kisses quilt is so beautiful, you can feel the love.

PEGGY said...

I love the quilt hanging on the wall that has the house on it. Is that a pattern?

Peggy in NJ