Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A bit of sewing and my nest

I've been wanting to have a go at making this notebook cover from Bloom's tutorial. I started with the same as hers so I could understand measurements for others I want to make. The only adjustment I had to make was to turn in the ends by more to fit better. I did a don't look now butterfly on the back.
There's a bit of sewing room tag going around at the moment and I've shown you mine. Here's my sewing corner in the lounge, otherwise known as the sewing nest. I park myself here to do all my hand sewing and quilting. I haven't dressed up the spot for a mag shoot, I'm keeping it real.
In the corner of the room is my quilt rack that a friend's DH made for me. There's no danger of quilts fading because we had a special film placed over the windows in the french doors to block out UV and harmful rays.

24 comments:

Karen said...

That looks like the perfect sewing corner.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your sewing corner looks nice and cozy. Great light too. I had to laugh when you said that you didn't dress up the spot for the shoot. Thanks for keeping it real :-)
Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

Crispy said...

Your nest is lovely...Mine is kinda beat up and sloppy but it works for me LOL.

What a beautiful quilt!!

Crispy

Robyn said...

YUMMMMM!!! :D

Dolores said...

Oh, you hand quilt. How wonderful. Not many do these days, they are in too much of a hurry.

Sarah Nopp said...

I love the idea of a sewing nest. I think I may have to call my space a sewing cave! (Time to get out the thesaurus)

Julia said...

Your sewing corner looks lovely and cosy...
We all need to have a little space we can call our own!
The quilts look lovely hanging on the rack..
Julia ♥

sjoko said...

Your sewing corner looks perfect. Cosy and tidy at the same time. And your finished quilts are STUNNING!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Great looking book cover...I've used the bloom tutorial too and it is great!

Kathie said...

perfect spot to do hand work, ott light and natural light coming in
Love the peek of your space!
the notebook cover is beautiful, wonder where I can find linen around here, love that color of it too.
great job!
would be great for a quilt to do list book :)
Kathie

Fiesta said...

Janet love the journal cover. I have always wondered how to make one.

Stephanie said...

Pretty notebook! Lovely quilts. What is the one hiding behind the gorgeous applique quilt?

I have the film on my windows and oh dear...I have a partially faded quilt. It wasn't even in direct view of the window. Had to completely move my quilt ladder.

Jackie said...

Wonderful notebook! I love your little sewing area. Very cozy. What is the film that you used on your window and where do you get it?

alobsiger said...

And now we need a better view of that quilt on the wall next to your sewing nest, please. And thank you. :-) You have a very lovely spot! And I've been trying to think of end of school year teacher gifts, may have to make some pretty journal covers!

ranette said...

Very nice nest....much neater than mine! I like the notebook cover and the quilts on the rack are beautiful!

Lurline said...

Good one - my 'studio?' has wonderful daylight - please tell me about the film to put on the windows - Missy Perkins had her first day out today!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Karen said...

I would like to see more of the quilt on the front of your quilt rack. Is it already on your blog somewhere?

Rose Marie said...

Now that is a nice corner to sit and sew in. I do a lot of my handwork during daylight when the light is perfect for sewing.
We need to see those quilts on the rack and the one on the wall!

Lea said...

Your notebook cover is darling! very stylish and chic.... love it, love it. :-)

Janet said...

Wow that quilt on your quilt rack is gorgeous!! I like your little sewing corner and also your notebook cover. Is the linen easy to work with?

Donnelly said...

I made a journal cover for my mom for her birthday using the Bloom tutorial. I used a composition notebook instead of the size you both used. I found it easy to adapt. I love your butterfly; I hadn't thought to put something on the back. Yours is beautiful!

Terry said...

I love your sewing nest! I wish I had a place near a big window to sit and stitch. Your quilts on the rack are beautiful! Enjoy your day! :0)

Kellie said...

Your notebook cover looks lovey Janet!!! The aqua and linen work well together!

ratherbquilting said...

Nice nest! Did you ever show those quilts on your rack somewhere on your blog? They look yummy and I'd like to see them unfolded, please. :-)