Home Update #8 and Fabric News

I’m still recovering from my awesome trip to QuiltCon last week, so more about that later. But I wanted to give you all an update of what I was able to accomplish in the new house before I left. We’ve now been in our home for nearly 2 months and it’s coming along nicely. My busy traveling season has now begun so most of the remaining work will need to happen in chunks of time in between teaching trips! Here’s the latest and greatest:

Watsons New House

My living room area is nearly put together. We started with the teal green leather sofas and I had ordered some upholstered swivel chairs with a really fun print to create enough seating. Because it was a really large U-shape, I knew we needed an oversized coffee table that could be reached on all sides. I found one online and took a risk buying it without seeing it in a a store first. But when I found out it was called the “Watson” table I knew it was meant to be!! It fits the space perfectly and I’m very pleased.

We purchased contrasting red barstools to give the kitchen area a pop of color and added in some yellow pillows to get away from the green monochromatic color scheme. Now I need to add in a few more red/yellow accents to complete the look and of course find the perfect area rug to pull it all together.

Sewing Room Lights

Sewing room renovation in progress: flooring and electrical

Upstairs, my sewing studio is a bit of a mess. We had additional lighting installed in the ceiling and it makes such a huge difference! I’m currently waiting on getting cabinets installed from Ikea and then we can finish the flooring. We added a floor plug in the center of the room for my sewing machine table, and moved a couple of electrical outlets so the space will function how I’ve envisioned it. Cabinet installation is scheduled for next week, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed it all goes smoothly!

Get My Fabric By the Yard

Fabric Storage

My yardage for sale is stored in the guest room which was most recently used by my son Ryan before he left for his mission. My older son Jason is moving back from Idaho to live here and work for us for awhile, so now I’m glad I have the extra room!

In getting my house organized, I realized I needed to re-arrange my little Christa Quilts store, too. This is where I offer all of my own designed patterns, threads, books and fabrics for sale. I’ve been getting requests to purchase my fabrics in one-yard increments so now you can!

Click here to order yardage of any of my collections: Modern Marks, Fandangle, and Abstract Garden. To purchase more than one yard, select the color you want, and click “add to cart” for each yard. Then I’ll cut it into one continuous length.

Now I need to go plan which room to work on next! So much to do, so little time!!

5 thoughts on “Home Update #8 and Fabric News

  1. psai2000 says:

    Christa I was there! But you were teaching nonstop. Saw the entry in the show…proud to see Benartex represented. See you at Spring Quilt Market!

    Catherine Purifoy (210) 857-5168 Sent from my iPhone 8+


  2. Karen White says:

    I love the fabric on your chairs in your living room. Did you have a booth ar QuiltCon? I was there on Saturday and there was sew much to see on just one day, but it was such a great experience. It was the first time I had ever been able to attend anything like this, wish we would have had more than just the one day.

  3. Ginabeth says:

    Your couch, chairs and bar stools are such fun colors. I enjoyed your Lecture at QuiltCon. Thanks for the autograph on my fabric. Giquilt

  4. Rebecca Chianese says:

    It was great to meet you at QuiltCon! I wanted to tell you there that I had the same couches, but you were busy! Love your house! Rebecca Chianese. Rchianese26 on instagram.

  5. suryasmiles says:

    How exciting Christa! I love the new quilt room lighting, as you can never have enough! I can wait to see the Ikea cabinets, flooring, and how the room progresses to the point you’ll be decorating. Love the kitchen, living, dining room, the color fit perfectly with your quilting style, I love it, matches mine too.

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