Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Little Sprucing Up

I decided to use my new Jessica Jones fabric to spruce up the studio a bit. A cheery place to work does wonders for the attitude!
I made a new sewing machine cover, new curtains and recovered my sewing stool.
For the sewing machine cover I made up a pattern. I need a cover that only has one side on it because I don't like to mess up the threading of my machine with a cover and I like to cover it all the time it's not in use. This one slips off and on in a snap!
For the curtains I used my own "Uncurtain" tutorial, but this time I made two larger panels instead of four smaller ones. I also pieced a simple log cabin block so I could make the best use of the fabric I had left over.
I'm going to clean today too. Then back to work!

42 comments:

Carla said...

Love the colors and the leaf print, Jacquie!

Brooke said...

I LOVE Jessica Jones' fabric, and what a great idea to use them to spruce up your sewing space! Everything looks wonderful!

diane said...

so cute and sunny looking.

Donna said...

Looks so fresh and pretty. Nice going!

Patty said...

so crisp and fresh and inviting! love the spring look :-)

Katherine said...

Looks great, Jacquie! Fresh and inspiring.

liz said...

Lovely... so fresh!

I have a question about your stool. I'm looking for a comfortable, ergonomically correct chair for my sewing station and hadn't even thought about a stool. Pros? Cons?

Thanks so much!

Elsa said...

it's just lovely! so fresh and spring like!

Melissa S. said...

How fun Jacquie. Now, can you come clean up my sewing room?

Elle said...

What a wonderful idea! I see a fabric cover for my sewing machine in my future! Perhaps new curtains, too! I love your blog!

Leila said...

I love it! So fun and it matches your art work too. Have fun cleaning and sewing.

carol said...

How pretty! Hopefully it will help with your "funk" mood too. Maybe get you back into productivity? Hope so!!

Suzanne said...

Such a smart idea to make a cover that slides over the side but doesn't interfere with the thread. I hope your sewing space continues to make you so happy.

Ann said...

Beautiful!! Can i come sew at your house?

Amber said...

Lovely - what a fun space to create in :-)

em's scrapbag said...

Fresh and cheery sure to inspire many more lovely quilts.

Hope said...

I've never quilted, but I want to! Your quilts (and curtains) are just gorgeous!! I can't wait to learn. I used to sew (it's been several years), but I obviously have a lot yet to learn. :)

Ruth said...

Love those fabrics - especially the leaf print!

audreypawdrey said...

It looks great! We have been fixing up areas of our house, and it is so refreshing. Love the prints you used!

Merry Made Quilts said...

Jealous! What a happy looking room!!

Leanne said...

I think your machine cover is a great idea. I don't cover mine because of my thread stand, I will have to get busy and make a cover like yours.

Becky said...

Gorgeous! Now that's a place where some inspiration can happen (and already has!).

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Very fresh and pretty!! What a lovely studio you have Jacquie!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! So clean and uncluttered - you will enjoy working (playing) in there!!! I'm envious!
Happy Stitching!!!
gale

Nicole Kelly said...

I love your space, can I ask what type of sewing table do you have? I love it, do you? Where could one get one? I love your color choices for your room!

Shari said...

Very lively and lovely... happy Spring!

Thimbleanna said...

It's gorgeous Jacquie -- so fresh and colorful!!!

Barbara said...

Looks beautiful!

Esch House Quilts said...

Love the sewing room spruce up - it looks so fresh and summery! Makes me realize how badly mine could use some improvements too :)

Barb said...

This looks so great. I wish you'd come spruce mine up - it's a holy wreak.
enjoy your new sewing area and its new look!

Rachel said...

Very nice indeed! I love the curtains, I honestly never thought to make my own. I have been needing cutains for a while now, I should really look into that.

Cheers!
Rachel
http://www.dewberrylane.com

Paula said...

I must make one of yoru sewing machine covers. I have been wanting to for a while. Love the fresh blues and greens. Really pretty.

Poppyprint said...

Pretty!!!

fyek said...

Go You! It looks so fun!

Rosalyn Manesse said...

What a cheerful place

Quilted Cupcake said...

So pretty and cheerful. thanks for sharing. Love how you modified the sewing machine cover to work for you. Genius!

Mandy said...

I love the new look! Those curtains are so perfect!!

sew katie did said...

So happy you moved your sewing machine so you can enjoy the view out the window.

SavyGirl said...

I totally luv this!!!!! The colors are fabulous!!!!

Hollie said...

Looks amazing! So bright and cheery!

MightyMom said...

looks fabulous! how do you sew without a back or arms on your chair?? yikes!

I need to make a sewing machine cover mine gets so dusty

randomcreative said...

Looks great! Her fabric is awesome.