While I am staying at my parents place - just for a little while, I am living in their bottom room. It is quite a good sized space so I have managed to fit in my bed, couch and sewing tables.
Everything just fits!
My fabric stash is stored on top of the wardrobe inside plastic tubs.
Lucky I only have a double bed, I don't think a queen bed would have fit!
It's lovely having my couch down in the room too!
I also managed to fit the cats favourite scratching pole.
I am very lucky that my parents are happy to have me back home. It's nice to have no pressure after running the shop for over 10 years!
Feb 3, 2014-2:45pm
Val Tonkin: Emma, your range is absolutely gorgeous. Yum! I love it. Just bought 4 FQs today. I think I need all of it!!!
Feb 4, 2014-8:23am
Linda Beyerle: So much fabulous colour, and so you. You are very blessed to have such loving parents. I have just bought fat quarters of each of your new TerraAustralis range in the warm colours and looking forward to making it up. I am loving watching your progress (although I miss the shop). Keep up the great work and all best wishes for a very successful future.
Feb 3, 2014-1:18pm
Caroline Webster: What a wonderful space you have created. Just the place to come up with more amazing designs and quilts. Although I miss my own creative outlet when visiting Ballarat of popping into the shop, I want to wish you allthe very best in your new ventures.
Jan 6, 2014-1:29pm
Once again this Christmas I made lots of my presents. For the neices, I made a simple summer dress.
For some of the other kids in my life I made some cushions.
For my sister, she also got some new cushions for her couch. I loved making these and think I will make some for myself. I love the look of the textured hanky linen that I used as the background. It really sets off the bright colours.
I also had fun making my first gingerbread house! I even made the gingerbread. I did have a mould which made it much easier!
After Christmas I got back into some sewing with the economyblockalaong. There is a tutorial for this block on Red Pepper Quilt's blog.
I have made mine for my brother and sister in law, a nice big quilt to snuggle up on the couch with. Many people have been using novelty prints as the centre block but I just didn't have enough in my stash so I decided on a palette that would suit their lounge room. I made 8" finished blocks with a total of 100. The finished quilt size will be 80" square.
I finished the quilt top last night and put it on my bed to take a photo. It looked gorgeous with my cushions and bed frame and now I don't want to give it away! There is also a flickr group that has been set up, you can see that here. Also see the hashtag #economyblockalong on Instagramfor ideas and inspiration.
I have also started a new quilt using the brighter colours from Terra Australis.
The block looks like this.
I am planning on making the blocks in all different colours so it will have a scrappy look to it. I am about halfway through piecing the flying geese in this block so there is still a bit to do!
I hope you had a safe and happy festive season. I had a lovely time with my family and once again it was over way too fast!