Saturday, March 21, 2015

Progress report...

So many "irons in the fire" right now...

First, the quilt I wrote about in my last post...the one I had to wash...it came out fine.  Did lose some brightness and some of the ink either came off or took the fabric threads with it but all in all the stain is gone and it smells fine.  Interestingly between shrinkage and just "crinkling" the quilt is almost 2 inches smaller!

This quilt was made in West Virginia.  I bought it back in 1994.  There was a note with it that said it was started in 1890 but finished by the makers daughters in 1941.  A multi-generational quilt for sure!

Next, we had some dry days so the builders made some progress on the new addition!  Of course this was followed by rain and some leaks in the room...nothing major (we just need to tear my husband from the ceiling!)

The room is empty now...looks so much bigger already!
Watson inspects the empty space...
In addition to more space I'll have better lighting, a bamboo floor (easier to clean!), two more electrical outlets (including a dedicated circuit for my large machine) and some built in storage.  Besides better access I will have space for a permanent design wall and large board pressing station.
Plenty of power M&M's...
It is noisy and messy though...I escaped to a friend's house for a few hours this week.
Paula showing us the project that "changed her style of stitching"
Some stitching, friends, candy and lunch...all good!
Julie's hand quilting project 



7 comments:

Sue said...

So glad washing the quilt was successful and it will be very nice when your room is complete. Hope you have somewhere to put THAT quilt !!!!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

What a wonderful antique quilt you have there. Glad it is okay from the washing. Your room will be a wonderful addition. The Amish color quilt was so pretty to look at. I enjoyed reading your post today.

Janet O. said...

Good to know the quilt survived the "incident".
How exciting to see your space come to life!
I love that Jinny Beyer quilt your friend is making!

Beatrice said...

Glad to hear the quilt made it OK! That's a relief.
Good luck on the rest of the work on the addition.It's got to get worse before it gets better!

The Civil War Quilter said...

The quilt turned out beautiful even if a bit smaller. Your new space looks inviting. I can't wait to see how you fill it up!

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