18 July 2012

Sleeping, Setting Up, and Playing with Fabric

For the next month, a friend from Cincinnati is going to stay with me. She's in town for a summer course. I've given her the master bedroom:

It's a lovely place to sleep and I will miss it, but I've noticed that when I have guests and I put them in the guest/craft room, I find it tricky to stay out of there!  So, I've decided that I should sleep in the craft room as it is much easier to pack out my clothing (the only thing that is stored in the master bedroom) than to try to make do without all my fabric, my sewing machine, my desks. Especially right now since the craft room is a super-duper mess as I'm half-moved into my studio (I'll do a proper post on all of that soon, but here's a sneak peek!)



I slept in the craft/guest room all last week while my mom was in town.  There's a lovely little bed which is made all the cozier by one of my favorite quilts: The DoublePlusGood Quilt:



Because I've been curling up under this quilt, and because people ask me repeatedly about the fabrics in this quilt, and because I was over at my friend Brenda's house (aka Pink Castle Fabrics) and spotted one of my favorite prints from this quilt,  I pulled a bunch of fabrics to make a blogger bundle for her shop.



If you'd like to purchase this bundle, you can find it here: http://www.pinkcastlefabrics.com/collections/precuts-blogger-bundles


The bundle includes two fabrics that are identical to what I used, the Headliner print and the Lichen shot cotton.  But, since most of the fabrics I used are out of print, I had fun picking out new things that are similar to the mix I used.  The colors are basically "copper as it ages" + neutrals.  There is a mix of prints, solids, and luxury solids (crossweaves, shot cottons.)  All of the prints have un-blotchy all-over patterns (i.e., they are blenders or geometrics.)  Prints with numbers and text show up a lot.

If you want to make a quilt with patchwork similar to mine, check out Lollyquitz's tutorial on Liberated Cross Blocks:  http://lollyquiltz.blogspot.com/2010/04/liberated-cross-blocks.html

And read through my posts about my quilt on my blog:  The DoublePlusGood Quilt (process posts)

4 comments:

  1. I saw your bundle while I was at Brenda's, it's great!! :)

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  2. I'll be watching out for the reveal! Great looking bundle! =D

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  3. When we have company I have to fold up push against one wall and put away my quilting stuff within my quilting/guest room. Then we have a inflateable bed that takes up most of the rest of the room (10 X 12). For the duration of the guests stay I cannot work in my sewing room, and it is hard.
    I also do stitchery and applique, so I prepare projects before we have guests. Then my withdrawls are lessoned.
    I suggested that hubby and I stay in the guest/sewing room so that I will have access to my sewing. Hubby said NO WAY, then the people will want to stay longer. Living in a small house (860 sq ft) with one bath does not make for comfortable visits.

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  4. good idea to give up the master bedroom, that actually never occured to me (insert embarrassed look here). love both of your rooms by the way!

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