A quilt for my studio …

19/02/2016 § 6 Comments

my new sewing studio

Here’s my sewing studio – it’s in the extension that Trevor-the-Builder built up on top of our kitchen.  Up the steps is the little bedroom and the archway is where the window used to be.  It’s been up and running since before Christmas and there’s more lots to show you but I’ve been itching to make a “quilt for me”. In the run up to the festive season and for a few weeks since, the sofabed that’s placed in front of the patio doors (somewhere to sit and read/sew/listen to music/mull over new ideas), was draped in a couple of bright little festive quilts.  I wanted a quilted cover to throw over the chair that can also be used as a quilt on the rare occasions this extra bed is used for sleeping.

When the roof was replaced I asked T-t-B to save the ridge tiles from the old roof.  They’re so beautiful …

ridge tile

ridge tile

ridge tile

The colours of these tiles are amazing – deep reds, vibrant yellows, mossy greens and pale almost ghostly lichens. The last 2 photos show them next to my alpine garden.  The ridge tiles have crowned the roof since the early 1950’s when the house was built.  I wanted to echo those colours and capture recent  moments when this home of hours is having the make-over of its life …


ridge tile quilt

evening light - cosy and warm

ridge tile quilt

ridge tile quilt

I’ve called this quilt Ridge Tiles.  What do you think? The reds are a little more red than the tiles but you know me – I LOVE REDS!

Whilst mooching around the garden, quilt over my arm looking for photo opportunities, I snapped a few other Spring blooms and my ever-increasing, wondrous ball of apple-tree mistletoe …

mistletoe in my garden

winter cherry blossom

oohhhh – I feel another quilt coming on in those Spring blossom and sky colours!

What inspiration do you have when choosing a project?

I’m linking up to Crazy Mom’s Finish it up Friday and looking forward to seeing what everyone’s been making (and finishing)!  Thanks to all of you who pop over – lovely to meet you!!

Have a great weekend – Adaliza x

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