Sewing Day!

I’ve had two days of sewing help in the Bunny Hill Studio.  It’s been exciting to see what we can get done when we work together. 

The studio has gone from this…

To this…

…in a matter of minutes.  Here’s Nancy sewing together the “Snowbound” quilt.  It’s so cute , I hope you love it!   She finished it early and now it’s over at Ellie’s for the border applique.    I can’t believe I’m showing you this messy photo.  I mean really, the bathroom door is open and we’re ironing in the bathroom!  This is what happens when you add people to a studio! 

Meanwhile Robin is sewing together strips of jelly roll fabric…she’s on a roll so to speak!

Robin’s coming back today to sew more strips together!  Soon we may have a quilt!  A real quilt! I have stations set up in my studio so more than one person can cut and sew.  Think about how messy your sewing room gets when you’re working away.  Then triple it and you get the idea of what my studio looks like right about now.   I have to say it’s so much fun!  I love my Bunny Hill helpers! 

Next week I’ll show you some photos of it cleaned up. “Quilter’s Home” magazine is coming for a photo shoot.  I’m not telling them about the iron in the bathroom.  A quilter’s gotta do what a quilter’s gotta do!  We can work anywhere right?   

Hugs everyone!  It’s back to work!  I’m going to sew on my pink featherweight today!


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  • Sivje Parish - I think it looks lovely and fun and inspiring!

    But let me tell you Anne, I was doing very well at not breaking any commandments today, until I saw that first picture with your toile chair and pink featherweight. And then BAM!!! Number 10, “Thou Shalt Not Covet” went down in flames! I am sooooooo coveting that pink featherweight and toile chair.
    Ok, I will stop drooling now and get back to work. I can’t wait to see your gorgeous quilt when it is done.
    And by the way, my sewing room is a disaster right now too. It is a sign of productivity, right?ReplyCancel

  • sharon stanley at farm and fru fru - Oh my goodness! what fun to have such a nice feature! I think your room looks great…better to have helpers than a clean room…thanks so much for your sweet mention of my blog in yesterday’s post! so sweet…let us see more pictures soon!ReplyCancel

  • Cheran - I have convinced my husband that the landing at the top of the stairs right outside my sewing room is the “sewing annex” and have commondeered it more than once for ironing! Your bathroom is a sewing annex! Can’t wait to see the article on your studio, which is always georgous in your pic’s!

    (I agree with Sivje, that toile chair is awesome!)ReplyCancel

  • annie - You make me smile…and we quilters do what we have to do. i should share my ingenious cutting table someday. It is actually a piece of light weight wood ( covered in toile…of course) that balances on my mother’s walker ( NO LIE) and an open drawer that I pull out of the dresser. Very strange, but totally doable (G)!!!!
    So ironing in your bathroom is a HUGE step up from my sewing studio (HA HA)!!! Hugs to my favorite designer. XXReplyCancel

  • Sherri - Love the fun photos of your sewing studio…even the iron in the bathroom! Makes me feel a little bit better about the shape my sewing room is in right now!ReplyCancel

  • Marsha - Your little pink featherweight is soooooo yummy! The chair is great, too. My sewing area is not as cute, but I do get a lot of sewing done there. My ironing board is set up in the kitchen so I do get exercise walking back and forth! Enjoy that beautiful studio!ReplyCancel

  • Jean - I love it when I get together with friends to sew. Often times, my BFF, Nikki, and I have to work on a donation quilt together. Like they say, “many hands make light work.” We’re like a well oiled machine (unlike at class LOL!) and the project gets done really fast. You have to have someone you can sew with well, though. Sounds like you gals had a lot of fun. An ironing board in the bathroom? Whatever works! Like Cheran said above, it’s just the quilt room annex!

    I am in love with the pink featherweight!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - Wow, your sewing room still looks great, just bustling. Glad to hear about the Quilters’ Home pictures although last time when your home was in APQ – I rearranged my sewing room and home for a week. So my husband will probably not be thrilled. lolReplyCancel

  • Nancy in Arizona - Oh Anne, You could never really be messy. It is creative genius at work with the Bunny Helpers. This is what it should look like as you prepare more goodness for all of your loyal Bunny Folk. Good luck with your photo shoot and I want to have another sneak peek at what is comming up, if possible, please. Bunny Folk hugs to all of you at Bunny Hill
    Nancy in AZReplyCancel

  • amber johnson - Oh, we all understand! Sounds fun to have some people to sew with though. Once, my mom attended a quilt guild meeting with me. We had some time to work on projects so I sewed and she ironed. I started laughing so hard because I imagined that I was such a diva that I had to have an “assistant” to help me complete my personal quilts. (No one else knew why I was laughing, but I couldn’t stop. It’s not that funny now that I think about it. Just one of those moments where “you had to be there”.) It’s different when it’s your work, but that is so wonderful to have a studio big enough for 3.ReplyCancel

  • Tina - Oh my goodness….what an absolutely wonderful sewing studio! What a treat it is just to look at your beautiful chair!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - It looks like so much fun. My little pink sewing machine on my post today looks like a miniature of your pretty pink one!

  • Elizabeth - I think it looks like you all had lots of fun sewing! My sweet little black Featherweight sure looks glumpy next to your beautiful pink one. That’s the first pink one I’ve actually seem. Treasure it.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - Anne, I don’t see much of a mess. I absoloutely love the pink featherweight! I’ve always wanted a featherweight. I had no idea they even made them in pink. I like the fact that the ladies are sewing in front of a window, nothing like natural light to help one see good.

  • Trelly - It’s funny jajajajaja, congrats for the helpers and the good job. When will you put a sneak peak of the new designs…? kissesReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann - It’s just so fun sewing together with others!!
    And I’m so envious of that adorable little Featherweight, by the way!!
    All the best!ReplyCancel

  • rachel - i SO want to sit in that pink chair.
    what time shall i come over???

  • Margaret - That pink machine is to die for.. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • jaybird - a team of people and stations?? man am i jealous!!ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Lucky you to have so many helpers! I think I like my sewing room best when it’s messy….it means I’m getting something done :-)
    What issue of Quilter’s Home will feature you?ReplyCancel

  • Jean C. - Too funny that you would say that Robin was “on a roll”….. especially since you have the door to the “bathroom” open! LoL…

  • Nancy C. in Utah - Anne, I have just been wandering through the wonderland of your blog. Sooooooo fun to go back and catch up on some of the things I missed before I ‘found’ you! I have a question concerning your Featherweight. First a little background…I’m and experienced seamstress but I have only been quilting for a little over 2 years. I was of course addicted after making my first block. Before I was diagnosed with Scleroderma and Periphiral Neuropathy, and while they searched for what was ailing me, I started losing the ability to do the delicate crocheted doilies and intricate counted cross stitch I loved. The feeling in my hands got all messed up. But the point is not that I am ill, but the fact that I have problems now that prevent me from the hand work. My sewing machine had also been stored away for over 12 years while my hubby and I raised our two oldest grandchildren. Like your iron in the bathroom, (giggle), I had beds everywhere EXCEPT the bathroom. So after this ‘second family’ grew up and moved out, and we knew that my problems were permanent, my hubby could see how badly I was missing doing something creative. He brought my machine out of storage and my sister in law said, “Let’s make quilts” and lo and behold I learned I could do everything, including bindings on my machine. (See, when God closes a door, he indeed opens a window and quilting was the one he opened for me)! But I also have trouble lifting my heavy sewing machine to take to a class or sewing group, so I have been looking at Featherweights on ebay and other sites but haven’t found one in my price range yet that doesn’t need a lot of work. I read a lot about them on line but the few ladies I have met that own one, just use them as decorations in their sewing rooms! Now…you said in this post “I’m going to sew on my pink featherweight today!” I really do want to get one. Do they sew really well? Should I keep looking? Are they as wonderful as I have been lead to believe they are? Okay, I’ve rambled enough for today. I will let you go after one more question. How is your hubby’s hand and how is Bitsy feeling? Hugs coming to you.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Buckalew - I love your sewing room and the pink Featherweight. I have a black Featherweight that needs work but I love it. Thanks for sharing a piece of your life with others.ReplyCancel