Wednesday, March 22, 2017

My Quilt Quasy Queen Corner

The mug says,  "I am a Quilting Queen!

This mug was designed and made for me by my very talented daughter 
 ... before she ever knew I was going to be in this hop.
My Girl knows me well.

Those tiny purple triangles on the sides of the crown,
the yellow cross and teeny purple square
in the middle of the nine patch were all applied individually.
Wow!  Check out how those points match.
I think I will stick with quilting and let her make the mugs ... :)

My daughter has never caught the quilt bug but she is very creative
in many other ways and recently started designing
to make lovely shirts, mugs, and decorations for her home.
After friends started asking her to make decals for them she decided 
to venture into the Etsy world and has opened her own shop

Last year I participated in this hop and was looking forward to joining
 all my quasy quilty friends again for the

Quilt Quasy Queens Blog Hop 2017

So this year I am showcasing a mug rug for my favorite new mug.

Many of my blog hopping friends are giving glimpses of their beautiful sewing studios,
so I invite you to share my quilty corner today.

A few years back I had a quilty room all to myself.
Since then, one of our adult children has been staying with us
and I happily moved back to my old sewing corner in our dining room.

Here is a "before and after" QQQ Blog Hop 2017 photo ...

This "Before" photo was taken well over a year ago.
You see how drab the corner is right over the light?

For the "After" photo read on!

This room is shadowed by the house glimpsed out the window and gets some bright morning sun but is mostly shadowed and needs lots of supplemental lighting for me to sew.

My corner is quite cozy and quilty.

With a small design board and a comfy chair for sitting and stitching.

Not quite enough room for all my lovely stash of fabrics though, so ...

I kept my large storage closet in my old sewing room for my fabric.

Isn't it grand?

The front drawer units are on wheels to pull them out
to access the stationary ones in the back.
I have rolls of batting tucked in the sides
and a deep shelf on the top, too.
I <3 my stash closet.

For my project.
I asked my daughter if she could put her mug design on fabric
so I could sew a
Quilty Queen Banner.

For this project she used a heat transfer vinyl process to put her
Quilting Queen design on a square of fabric for me.

The other fabrics I used for the mug rug for my beautiful new mug came out of the closet.

Here are my projects!

I also made a mug rug and a small coaster.

For my banner I designed a 9 Patch
star block that looked like the one on my block

For my free block tutorial for my
QQQ Star Block Click Here

This is my quilty corner today in the morning sun.

My hubby hung a peg board so I could move my thread cones.

My new Quilting Queen banner really brightens my corner!

I am in my comfy chair today and working on my first

30's POTC BOM Block

I am enjoying my morning mug of coffee and
I am using the new glue basting and flat back stitch method.
This is working well for me.

Flash Forward:

It has been a busy day here
It is almost midnight here and my post will be going up soon!

Katniss and I are still working on finishing the POTC block tonight.

Detail work at this hour is only made possible for me with the help of
 my Daylight Craft Lamps
that my sons and hubby bought for me as a gift a few years back from

I love these lamps!

The floor lamp is heavy duty and on rollers so I can move it to where I need it.

I also have a desk model over my sewing machine
that I use day or night.

Another necessary tool for me is my
Clover Desk Needle Threader
that my hubby added a wooden base to for me.

Of course, I also need my quilty kitty helper to stay up with me and
keep me company while I stitch.

I hope you have enjoyed your look at a day in my scrapatch.

Giveaway Time!

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3 Fat Quarters from the
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 Seams To be Sew

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Giveaway # 4
Life In The Scrapatch

"Quilting Queen" heat transfer vinyl 
on Kona Bleached White
9" square

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for you to make your own "Quilting Queen" 
banner ... or pillow ... or other project.

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I kept my lovely new mug next to my computer as I typed this post.

Of course, Katniss was curious about the new mug n rug.

Katniss is in constant motion.

My favorite mug is now tucked back into corner where it may be a little more Katniss proof.

My mug rugs need be very washable.

Too often Katniss stirs and spills my coffee with her tail. 

I hope you enjoyed visiting me as much as I enjoyed showing off my quilty fun.

Thank you for visiting today!

Be sure to hop on over to all my quasy quilt friends today:

March 22

for more giveaways and special gifts and discounts!

Happy Sewing!

Thanks to  Marian @ Seams To Be Sew  for organizing this fun hop!


  1. You have a wonderful sewing area. I love the storage bins. I need some of those.

  2. Wow, your room is an inspiration, I so love the vintage cabinet. Great idea.

  3. You have an awesome fabric stash! Love your corner! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  4. You have an awesome sewing space. And I love the way you store your fabrics. Everything looks so well organized. I love the banner you made too. Thank you for sharing today. I really enjoyed visiting and seeing your space.

  5. What a nice quilting corner Ms Pat! And love work with your banner and mug rug. Thats great Marissa has found something creative to do and keep her mind busy. She did a great job designing that. I love your mug!

  6. Your sewing space is to die for!! Everything is so organized!! I dream of having this, just not there yet. Thanks for the great quilt block tute and your daughter's great mug design. You must be so proud!!

  7. Fantastic that you could release your "old" sewing room for your child! I've done the same with a grand-daughter that has come to live with us three years ago. She is only 6!!!!! She got her very own sewing machine and had taken much interest watching me sew! What fun! Your sewing area looks so cozy and inviting, inspires me to get all of the great sewing items out of my attic so I can have them handy again!

  8. Thanks for the great giveaways. I love your quilt block and mug rug. Marissa's Etsy shop was fun to visit and great prices.

  9. What a great sewing area. Mine is a hot mess, but your ideas are giving me hope! :)

  10. what a wonderfully cozy sewing area. I love having a fur baby with me when I sew (ok, LOL, most of the time)I love that your daughter is so talented also.

  11. Very nice use of space and your stash closer is great. Projects go so much smoother with a furry supervisor!

  12. Very very organized ty for some ideas...

  13. Love your furry helper!!! I like the way your ironing surface is next to your sewing machine - that really makes sense!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. Nice quilting corner.

  15. Love the sewing space. It's so cozy. Stash on wheels! Ohhh a whole new relm!

  16. Oh my! I am going to have to get one of those lamps to move around my studio as needed! I am currently organizing/rearranging and realized at night my lighting is horrible to cut/iron!

  17. Beautiful projects and sewing area!!

  18. Wow what a talented team you and your daughter are. Thanks for sharing your sewing room.

  19. Your sewing room is so organized & Neat! Love your hubby's addition to the needle threader-aren't they wonderful! Thank you for sharing, Susan

  20. Your Quilting Corner is Super!! Nice & cozy...and sooooo organized!! Love it!! Your Daughter is very creative too!! Love her shop!! :)

  21. Love your fabric closet. Thanks for the giveaway. tljeo at yahoo dot com

  22. Wow - I am in awe of your fabric stash and also your thread stash. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

  23. I love your room, seems so warm and inviting. The pegboard with the threads on it are very cool, I bet it's really easy to get to those threads to use them. The Quilting Queen is great also, what a wonderful inspiration to create something your daughter gave you.. I like it.. great idea.

  24. The quilting corner is all dressed and ready to party!!!

  25. Katniss has to be part of everything. What would you do without her???

  26. You have a nice sewing area and I love your lamps. I just bought one today for my room. Marissa did a great job on the mug. Thanks for sharing your sewing area and the banner.

  27. You have a lovely cozy corner for quilting! The matching mug, banner and mug rug are super!

  28. Great sewing area! Like the base for your needle threader, I will have to mention it to my hubby and see what happens.

  29. Your space is so nice and organized. Mine looks like a tornado hit!

  30. Your Queen banner is fantastic, and I am going to show my hubs the needle threader holder. Hopefully he can make me one!! thanks sew much for sharing. :)

  31. Wow, those bins on wheels look great. I could use some to organize my chaotic sewing room.

  32. I love the stacked storage in the closet!

  33. What a thoughtful daughter and so creative, it runs in the family! Thank you for sharing your very organized and cozy sewing area.

  34. Thanks for sharing. Love that banner an of course your cat.

  35. You have a wonderful sewing space. Thanks for sharing. Nancy A:

  36. You are so organized! I LOVE your stash closet. The banner, mug rug and coaster are a very cute set.

  37. Love your coffee mug! Thanks for sharing it and the project with us!

    Sandy A

  38. You have the warmest quilting space. It's "sew" inviting. It's definately a place I could sit and sew the hours away! I recognize the topper in your first photo too. I still have that on my to do list! ;-)

  39. Your organizing skills are amazing! Thanks for sharing all the eye candy.

  40. Your sewing space is wonderful. Love the mug your daughter made for you and the mug rug.

  41. Oops. LOL forgot to add my e-mail and thanks for the draws.

  42. You have a wonderfully talented and creative daughter! Your workspace looks look like get a lot done. I like spaces like that not rooms for show.
    Thanks for sharing.

  43. That is a wonderful sewing set-up for your dining room. Your daughter is very creative and talented.

  44. What a change in that corner! I really like the block you used, the star look in yellow and navy is stunning. Great cup, too!


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