My Sewing Studio-Before and After!

 

Sewing Room, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

Do you remember the”Before” photos of my sewing room?  (I wrote about it HERE and HERE)  It was an organized mess–BUT it was brightly lit–so I loved it!

Last year I started the process of remodeling my sewing room…

The shelves were installed in December…

And I lived half in and half out of the room while I waited for the painter….

The real hardship came along with the painter– I couldn’t be in the room for ten days!

But it was definitely worth the wait!!!!

I am slowly moving in—organizing and purging as I go.

I’ve even found a few lost friends (more UFOs!)

It’s a little slice of heaven…

You won’t be seeing me for some time….

Cooking?  1-800-PIZZA

Lost in the upstairs room,

Lori

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What Makes a Quilt Timeless?–And an Assignment

Red and White Wedding Quilt

Good Morning, Quilters!

Several weeks ago, my sisters and I came across several boxes of old quilt magazine and books.  As we perused the magazines, we were struck by how dated many of the quilts appeared—not at all to our current taste.

The quilts were all well made quilts–after all they were featured in magazines and books-so that was not the problem….

It was the patterns and the colors and the fabrics…

So then we challenged ourselves to find quilts that we did like

The only common denominator–as in quilts we all agreed stood the test of time–was two color quilts–like red and white or blue and white quilts.

Hmmm….

Will OUR quilts stand the test of time?  Do we care if they do?

Can YOU help my sisters and I figure out the secret sauce to timeless quilts?

 

Quilting the Double Wedding Ring, Kennedy

YOUR ASSIGNMENT this week:

Go through your Quilt Notebook: The Unfinished Project Page or box of UFOs…

Are there any partially completed quilts that are two color quilts?  Perhaps they deserve more consideration as a priority quilt?

Are there any quilt tops or UFOs that are already outdated?  Perhaps it’s time to let go…

You might want to alter your Big Three–The Quilt Notebook:  Setting Priorites

Do YOU have time to make quilts that aren’t timeless??? 

What is Timeless to YOU?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Signed,

Setting Priorities in my Quilting Life,

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt for all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

 

My New Sewing Studio

 

Sewing Room, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

Last year, my friend Kimberley Einmo asked me to send her photos of my sewing room for a guild lecture she was preparing.  After much cleaning, I sent her a few sanitized photos like this:  (See more HERE)

I felt a little dishonest, because this serene setting was staged…

My Sewing Room, Lori Kennedy

The rest of the sewing room looked like this:

Sewing Room, Lori Kennedy

SEWING ROOM TO SEWING STUDIO

For most of my sewing career, I have carved out a small space in my basements next to the laundry room to sew.  I always installed good lighting, but used a hodge- podge of boxes, shelves and banquet tables.

When we moved to Minnesota, I took the bonus room over the garage for my sewing area.  I just moved the mess right into my new space. For the first time, I was out of the basement and I had huge windows!  I just loved the room…

But now….

We’ve splurged on REAL SHELVES!!  and a REAL ISLAND!!!

There are shelves to hold my stencils and drawers for all my fabric.  Cabinets to hide my messy stuff and a huge island for cutting!

I even had two huge bulletin boards/design walls installed!

Now all they need is a few coats of paint!

More photos to come…

Floating on air,

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!