Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My next fun quilt studio project completed!


I mentioned that I was working on a fun project in my quilt studio in yesterday's blog entry. Here is the completed project. I feel much more like this space I moved into is becoming MY space! I went back to 'my roots' of beginning my quilting with this project. I have had these drawers now for some years and only had a simple stain on them so they were always very plain as you see in the photo above. I decided to use quilt fabric on the drawer fronts. This is a collection from my stash which is all reproduction fabrics from the Windham Fabrics "Nuts and Berries" and "Lewis and Clark" collections. They remind me of my very first quilt I ever made which was all browns and creams ~ very sepia. I loved it and decorated my bedroom around it with the help of my parents and brother. My mother made me muslin lace lined curtains and my parents and brother suprised me one day with a beautifully wallpapered room. It was such a pretty wallpaper in sepia with a small flower motif and looked so old~fashioned. I think back on that room very fondly and this has brought me back to that feeling. It also gives me the chance, as a quilter, to have that fabric collection which I have saved for some years right there in front of me as I work. I wanted these drawers to end up being very tactile and they are. I will now start working out my next idea for the quilt studio so watch for more news of that in the coming weeks.....

11 comments:

Nancy said...

Heidi,

This is so clever and SO GORGEOUS! I love the fabrics you used. I hope you will share a photo of your studio when it's complete. What a wonderful place for doing things you love.

Nancy

P.S. King Kevin says to tell you he likes it too!

Anonymous said...

Hi:
I love what you did to those drawers, you are one awesome girl.
Where you got all that talent, I do not know.
Love you, Mom

Anonymous said...

Heidi,
How satisfying to have finally got your surroundings the way you want them. Those drawers have really come to life and will give you lots of satisfaction. I love the sound of your childhood bedroom and what loving parents and brother you had. No wonder you think back fondly to that time :>)
Warm hugs, Angela

Tanya said...

WOW! Heidi you are so clever. Love them - must be fun to open and close them. hee hee

Susimac said...

Oh I LOVE your drawers they look wonderful, I loved your story too about your bedroom, its a nice memory to have - thankyou for sharing it with us.

Espresso Girlie said...

Heidi,
I love what you've done to the drawers. They are absolutely terrific and so cozy. I loved hearing about your story of your first quilt. It warmed my heart. Browns and creams are my favortie colors - I have never thought of them as sepia, but I love that.

Suzann

Jeanne said...

What a great idea Heidi - love your remodeled drawers! I even have some of those same fabrics. I am wondering what you used to "glue" the fabric on with so it didn't wrinkle? When you get done would you like to come and fix up my sewing room? :) I have the same issue with mine just not being the way I'd like it to be. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

Tracy said...

Very creative, Heidi! It looks lovely. :)

Lizzie said...

You are very creative and what a sentimental tribute to your girlhood bedroom!

siobhan said...

You are so creative!! What a neat idea--it looks great.

Terri said...

Oh Heidi!
That is so cute. I love how the drawers came out.
God bless