It's official....my new studio is now open for business. A few days ago, our contractor left out the back basement door, and I came down the stairs with my rotary cutter in hand to start working...at long last. There are still a few finishing touches that need attention--like changing out the hinges to match the doorknobs (I have discovered a new love in redoing our basement. I am obsessed with doorknobs!), grouting the shower in the new bathroom and hanging some sconces and overhead lights. But even with these last things undone, it is complete heaven to work down there. And the best part is that it has been raining non-stop here for the last week or so and I do not even have to think about water coming in because of the drain tiles we had installed last November. An unfinished basement is one thing, but water pouring in around your longarm frame is quite another story!
The first project to be tackled in my new space was to finish my last quilt for spring market, which is approaching at breakneck speed. Janine came so we could do some tag-team sewing. I know I have mentioned team sewing before but seriously--try it if you have a deadline and any willing and able body to iron seams for you. You won't believe how much you can get done in an evening! We sewed for hours and things got a little messy....
People wandered in and out to see what we were up to and even Maggie gave us a hand!
I love this quilt! I have been wanting to make it ever since I drew it shortly after I first started designing. It's called Green Glass Door--so named after a game my sister Anna used to play as a kid. I had a lot of fun collecting the fabrics for this quilt. I made sure to have some random prints like green peppers and chairs. They are all framed with green solids.
And a quilt with random fabrics deserves a random backing....like this fish print!
All of my market quilts are now at the quilter's---sadly, I do not have the time to quilt them myself. But it is a tremendous relief to have them all done--and with a couple of days to spare. I am not quite sure what I will do with myself!