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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sherbet Pips by jenib320
Sherbet Pips, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
We made it to Wisconsin! The move went really smoothly, no issues at all! AND, nothing broke! Can you believe that?! I still can't! We're still a long way from getting everything unpacked and organized. but we're getting there. One of the first things I did when we got here was put the new quilt on the bed! I love how it looks!

Sewing Room by jenib320
Sewing Room, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
The most complete room at this point is the sewing room, haha. I have my priorities straight! Shall have more photos when I can get some more light, there is only one window in the room, so it's a little dark!

Thread by jenib320
Thread, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
As soon as I saw this on Pinterest, I knew I had to do it with my vintage thread collection! I love having it on display!!

Appleville Mini by jenib320
Appleville Mini, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
As I was hanging up quilts in my sewing room, I ran into a weird skinny space because of two larger quilts hanging next to each other. At 14"x33" what could I find to put there? Another mini quilt of course! I knew this had to be the first thing I would sew in my new space. Michael and I decided to take the night off from unpacking/organizing (which we have now decided on for every night, no moving stuff after 8pm!), so I got to work. I knew right away I wanted to cut into the delicious Appleville by Suzy Ultman that Ryan sent (thanks again!)! It is so beyond cute, it was the perfect happy fabrics for this mini.

Appleville Mini by jenib320
Appleville Mini, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I went about pulling other fabrics from my stash to play along. I based the quilt around some of the sweet scenes in the panel print. Keeping in mind how long and how wide I needed my quilt to be, I framed each scene log-cabin style and then used a print from the line to fill in the remaining width. It all worked out quite well despite the loose plan. I used 4 different panel scenes as well as a little bit of each of the 5 prints. I quilted it using my go-to free motion quilting pattern, doodle loops and backed it in some random Kona solid. It is bound in a dot from Swell by Urban Chiks and a scrap of Appleville.

I am so happy with the way this little mini turned out. I love these fabrics and I'm glad they now have a place in my sewing room. I cannot wait for Suzy's next line, Critter Community, to come out. Cutest owls ever! :)

Travel Handmade by jenib320
Travel Handmade, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
This weeks sewing goal: start my duffle bag for Sewing Summit!

Thinking by jenib320
Thinking, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Started drafting out the remake of my favorite vintage quilt, which I'm calling the Vintage Modified Nine Patch. I'm sure I could find a pattern for it, since it's a common design, but I want the scale to be the same. Thinking about using my It's a Hoot (plus a few extra prints) for it! :)

Stripes by jenib320
Stripes, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I've been collecting lots of striped sheets for the shop! I should have it back up and running on Saturday!

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
George bun did great on the way up! It's been pretty dark, so I haven't been able to get many photos of him yet, don't worry though, I'll figure out a way!

Today I love the..
Smell of: The woods
Sound of: My Name is Earl
Taste of: Noodles & co
Sight of: Sewing room
Feel of: George

Good Things about Today:
- It's sunny!
- I'm blogging!
- George visiting on the futon.
- Anna's amazing quilt using vintage sheets!!
- Baking Bretzel!


  1. Oh Jeni! I'm so happy that you and Michael are getting nicely settled in to your new place! I have some things to send you so be sure to send me your new address.

    Love your new mini quilt (need to get my hands on some Appleville)! So jealous of your new sewing room and the fact that you can actually get a little sewing done right now! Love you to bits too though ;)

  2. Ahhh I've GOT to snatch up some of those striped sheets! Gorgeous. So glad you're getting settled in.

  3. Glad to hear your move went well, esp with nothing broken! Missed my George fix... nice to see him settling in his new home. I like your "rule" of no moving stuff after 8pm.... good idea to give yourself a break each day! Things will get done in time...

  4. Looks like you are getting settled...yay for smooth moves! Can't wait to see what comes out of your new space.

  5. Yeay Jen!!! Good to see you again in blog-land:):)

    I like your new wall quilt and I am glad you prioritized your way!!;)

    Looking forward to seeing your vintage quilt fave come to life!

  6. So glad the move went well for you!! I think your no moving after 8 rule is very smart. Love your wall hangings, and I think it's fabulous that your sewing room was the first finished. :)

  7. Welcome to Wisconsin! Glad the move went well and you are getting settled :)

  8. That picture of your thread displayed makes me happy. You've inspired me to put some serious organization and pretty-ization work into my sewing room!

  9. I am sure it's great to be getting settled! I hadn't checked out the Critter line love it!! What is the duffle you're making? Now you have me thinking about what I should be making, not a duffle but I have been wanting to make a larger tote hmmm.
    I am glad George traveled well!

  10. Glad to hear you are getting settled and that nothing broke, especially your wonderful pyrex. I love the vintage spool display. I've been wanting to display my collection as well. Thanks for the idea. We'll see what I can find on vacation.

  11. Glad to hear you had no problems on your move! Love your thread display. Where did you find the thread holder or did you make it? It is just like the one on pinterest. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Your "appleville mini" quilt is beautiful.
    So is your bunny. I can't let my girls near the computer right now or they will be begging for one. :o)

  13. I'm glad you trip went well and that you're getting settled in! I hope you're having a great time in your new home! :)

  14. So glad the move went well for you! LOVE the picture of your pinboard - I hope we get a more detailed tour around your new sewing den soon :)

  15. Lovely pictures...glad you and George (and all your pretty things) made it safely and no breakage! Would it be OK if I tried to emulate your adorable wall hanging! I love it!
    Jacque in SC

  16. I'm so glad the move went well. You certainly do have your priorities straight!

    Good idea nto to do any more unpacking after 8pm - all work and no play ....

  17. Glad you made the move well!! And I wanted to gush about the fat quarter bundle I got from you recently... it was a grab bag one... totally fun.. totally amazing.. and really love what you included! I can't wait to check out your shop when you open again! And George is so darn cute!

  18. So glad you made it and you're back! The sewing room looks great so far, and every day is better with a George picture in it!

  19. Welcome to Madison!!
    The weather has been so nice- get out and enjoy every second of exploring this great city :)

  20. Looking good! I smiled when you said your sewing room was the most complete... so far. : ) Your vintage thread is awesome!! So pretty and colorful.

  21. Happy to see you're settling in so well. How perfect that unpacking required you to make a mini quilt. That's what I call a good move! Loving the thread display too!!!

  22. Yay!! Glad you're back and getting settled in Madison! Your sewing room looks great so far, as does your new mini quilt! Can't wait to see more pictures of your new place! :)

  23. Yay for moving! Just found you today, congratulations, I will have to take some time to go back and read the archives :)

  24. Yay! I'm glad the trip went smoothly, and that you're getting nestled in. If you've already made bretzel, then you are definitely settling in! I'm amazed. Cooking is far from the first thing on my mind when I've just moved.

    Your new mini is adorable!

  25. welcome home :) so glad all went well. your mini quilt is adorable! way to sew!!!

  26. I always see moving as a fresh start, I love moving into new spaces as I have lived in 4 different places within the last 7 years (and in 2 states)! your new place is coming along nicely from what I can see! love your bed quilt, sherbert pips right? I recognize the fabric!

  27. What a FABULOUS post, my friend. You got me pumped up!

    Gotta go sew!!! See ya!

  28. So glad to hear your move went smoothly!

    I'm so looking forward to seeing all the new projects! Especially the remake of the vintage quilt! Ooh ahh!

    I want to hoard some HR FFA fabric for bags, you tempt me! Heh! :)

  29. glad everything went well and that George has settled in - love your priorities for unpacking - mine would be the same.


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