Friday, February 7, 2014

more studio play

78 quilts photographed today.

What a trip down memory lane, digging out all my quilts that I have left here in bins.... hanging them up to get a collection of shots of quilts to now, keep track of, as they move out of my door, into other's homes.

This new space, means, I now have two studio spaces.  I've had a few questions about what happened to my old studio in my loft. It's still there, as listed in the last post, I'm expanding! I now have this space in a separate office building, which is right next door to my building here in NYC. This space shown, is a  "build out" office space, but for my use, I do not need to do any building! I need the big glorious walls!!

Bathrooms are on each floor... Most of the offices here are creative types, small business start ups, architects, fashion designers, photographers etc. I even have a guy who prints fabric next door! ( more high end then spoon flower) the fashion industry will sometimes print up digitally particular designs for fabric in upwards of $500 a yard...  Many pattern makers, interior designers and even a hair salon a few floors above me. So, it's an interesting building.

And just a few steps away from my home loft building, that it makes it perfect for me. My creative "Mess" is now out of my very minimal home.


I did a short video here. I updated this on my iphone, but will drop in the proper link later. ( I'm
Off to teach today)

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g7ByZTOqaSg&feature=c4-feed-u


The rest of the day was sorting Book quilts from 15 Minutes of Play, (That was three bins alone, which I did not have to photograph, thank goodness!!... as all that was done for the book) from a bin full of quilts that just need binding!  After that I spent, lining my 13' walls, to be my new design walls!! I can get 6 quilts up at once in this space... I can not wait to get fabric flying in here!

After cleaning up the stuff I' have slowly moved over, I decided the cozy chair needed to be installed.
...and tested....

I had to make sure it was cozy.
Feet up.... ahhhhhh.

;-)

Hoping Monday or Tuesday, to get all the fabric, fabric cubby, and cutting table moved into the space. Soon after that....maybe another couple weeks, before I can get my long arm brought in from my house... to this new space.

Sunday,I can play here a bit more.... Saturday I will be teaching on long Island at the Evening Star quilt guild.

13 comments:

  1. So much lovely space you look dwarfed in there at the moment. Bet you'll soon have it filled with gorgeous quilty stuff though :)

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    1. It's quite a large space, but once I get everything in there, I'm sure I will wish it were bigger! :-) can't wait to have quilts on the walls and the long arm!

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  2. what a nice studio and to have it right across from your loft apartment is so great. What was this studio used for before? no set up of kitchen/bathroom ect so it looks like it had been a big empty room? Have fun filing it up so it won't have a hollow feeling to it :)

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  3. How exciting and wonderful for you! Enjoy!

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  4. So happy for you. I think you will love having your loft space back to feeling more like home. Can't wait to see the magic that happens in your new studio.

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  5. Away for a day and a half and look at what i missed! Congratulations. Great things will happen here, I just know it!

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  6. This is super exciting news! Your new space looks absolutely perfect and so close to your home now - how cool is that?!

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  7. Every studio should have a comfortable chair or sofa (with put-feet-up space) facing the design wall. Enjoy!

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  8. Your new studio looks wonderful! The picture of your old studio looks a lot like mine! Maybe I should buy the house a couple of doors down for a studio!!! I sent off a signature block for you yesterday. Can't wait to see how that quilt grows!

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  9. Oh, to have such design wall space! What a lovely studio you'll have!

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  10. You are going to love having your LA machine right next door! Can't wait to see more pic's of the transformation to your personal work space. Congrats!

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  11. I dont know how you feel about your brown topped tables. But my cutting table is similar to yours. I wanted color so I found my favorite green and a white design of contact paper and covered the ugly brown top. I even covered my two sewing desks. Even though mats and machines cover alot the contact paper is much nicer to look at.

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