I decided since my kids are away at school, I would treat myself to sewing on the main floor of the house instead of down in the dungeon.
They are living in dorms, so all their furniture is still here, but I made room in my son's room for the sewing machine and ironing board. I bought an adjustable table that is counter top height to do my cutting; that is in my daughter's room. This way I can sew in short bursts and not have to put everything away. I do have the kids' blessing on this, and I will certainly take my things out when they come home for holidays : )
My first project in the new quilting studio is a quilted bag from my first Moda U class. I am doing the basic course offered at my local quilt shop. Each month we get 8 fat eighths of a Moda line of fabric. October's fabric was Allspice Tapestry. Hmm, I am more of a blue and burgundy person; pinks and browns, not so much. The pattern for the bag calls for large pieces of the fabrics, 6 x 6, 6 x 12. That is way too random for me so I used 7 of the fabrics and made rows of 1 1/2 inch blocks. I bought an extra yard of one of the fabrics for the lining and handles.
I hope to finish this in a few days and will post a photo of the finished project.