Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It’s A Working Studio

In the past I’ve shared many pictures of my studio as I reorganized it.

Today I am going to share some pictures of what it looks like when I am in working mode.

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In this picture you can see my entire design wall as well as a lot of areas of the studio.

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Another view of a major portion of the studio with some projects I’m planning on working on soon.

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I use this bed to store both finished quilts and works in progress. You can see some of both here, as well as one I need to photograph.

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This area contains my hand dyed fabrics…mostly shibori and ice dyed pieces. In the background you see my yarn and books.

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Here is the quilt I just finished quilting on my pressing table. On the wall is a HUGE quilt that just needs the top part of the design added and then it will be ready for quilting.

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I’m just about ready to add the facings to this quilt.

You may think this is quite a mess, but it is really organized in a way that I know what I will be doing next. It also allows me to study works in progress to decide how I want to proceed on them.

If things get to the point where I am no longer organized then it is time to stop and straighten things out before I proceed. Fortunately the last studio reorganization has made it a lot easier to deal with projects as I finish them and put things I don’t need for what I will be working on where they belong.

It IS a pleasure to be working here now and I am making great progress finishing pieces I started anywhere from a year to 15-20 years ago.

21 comments:

Kay said...

It is a beautiful space and organized to me as well. Awesome, I love the colors all around and the fabric and the daylight. I can see why you are so prolific......Beautiful space!

KAM said...

Kay your space is well organized and so spacious. Looks like, to me, that you have things well planned out to view works in progress and work on other projects at the same time. Beautiful, functional space.

Lynda said...

What a beautiful space. How large is it? I believe my studio is again due to a reorganization. My sewing table needs to come out of the corner and I need to get rid of all of that extra stuff I don't use anymore. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cathy Perlmutter said...

Wow, thanks for the vicarious vacation studio tour! I feel like I was there. Your space is exciting, and your quilts even more so, congratulations!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Oh man, talk about studio envy...

MariQuilts said...

Wow!!! You're space is fabulous!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

Kay, this looks like a wonderful space--and some disarray needs to happen for art to develop. Your windows are fun--is that a stained glass window in the first pic?
Sylvia in Beaumont Tx--I have not mastered making a comment except through anonymous--sorry

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

Sylvia, Funny you should ask if there is a stain glass window in the picture. No, not yet.
I had one of my old ones refinished and that will be one of the next things I add to the window in the ironing area.
Still have a few others I don't have a place for too!

Windy Hill Happenings said...

Wow, I want to hang out in your studio!....such great working and storage spaces

Unknown said...

Your space is HUGE. The design wall is perhaps the best element since from there most work will proceed. My eye sees a beautiful thread cabinet, what is the story? and perhaps a close up picture one day.

Robbie said...

I would only come out for food & potty break!!!

Sandra Walker said...

Visiting from Sew Many Ways...LOVE your studio! It reminds me of the one I used to have...sniff. So important to have big windows. Light, air, sounds and sights of Mother Nature. Love the huge quilt that's on the design wall and nearly done! Also love the fact that I'm not the only one around with UFOs of 15+ years old, LOL!

Gwyned Trefethen said...

What a treat to see your studio as it looks while you work in it. Love the combination of creative energy that exudes in every picture coupled with the wonderful organization of yarns, threads, books and different working areas.

Regina B Dunn said...

Oh my, what an amazing place! And the quilts on view are amazing, too.

Anonymous said...

Can you move this studio to FL so I can use it too? I love it! Gloria

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

It is so big! You are totally organized and can put your hands on anything immediately. I am visiting from Sew Many Ways. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer LaVite said...

Love your space. The yarn and book storage is amazing. Your quilts are beautiful!

Maureen H. said...

I don't quilt, but I have always admired the talent of those who do. You have the most colorful and beautiful space, thank you for sharing with all of us.

Art and Sand said...

Oh, my!

What beautiful work you create in your studio.

Silvia said...

NOW that is what I call a craft room!! So much colour and your YArn stash has me green with envy.

Bohemian said...

Thank you for taking us on the Tour of your Lovely Working Studio... the Creations are Fab! Fabrics are my Passion as well... well, among other things! *winks* Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian