It’s been sufficient….but I admit when I get to needing to lay out a BIG quilt…it becomes a “move the furniture out of the way and lay the blocks down on the floor” kind of activity.
With the basement re-do, this is the perfect opportunity for me to rethink things ----
I have stairs that come down from the kitchen to the basement. The door to the sewing studio is off to the right of the stairs, the “other” side of the basement, to the left ((Where I'm standing and taking this picture))– is where the fabric storage cabinets, my table with the accuquilt studio cutter and everything else is.
At the bottom of the stairs along this wall was where I had my old Davis Treadle machine ---non functional because I’ve never got it up and working, and Davis needles/parts are harder to come by ---so it is mostly a “decorative” piece in a parlor style cabinet. I liked how it looked, but it took up space.
((I should have taken a picture of the before!!))
But now that we’ve moved everything, and I’ve removed all the decorative stuff from the wall, I realize what a great space this is for a design wall.
This is the wall from the Sewing Studio door ---
What I’m thinking NOW is --- before the baseboard goes back up….do I run BACK to Lowes and get some foam insulation board, cover it with batting, and make myself the design wall space I’ve always wanted? If so, the time to do it is now…
Yes, it is “outside” of the quilting room…..but JUST. And I will get good perspective on how blocks are laid by looking at them from the top of the stairs that come down from the kitchen.
I’m leaning towards it! This girl is getting too old to want to crawl around on the floor for huge quilts!
This picture was taken this morning about 8am off the upper deck. Our leaves are falling so quickly now ---a couple windy days and there will be no more leaves left on the trees. I hate to see the color go. It’s been such a beautiful fall ----but temps are dropping, storms are coming and it is time to move on into the next season…COLD!
Off to the Post Office to mail a load of books. This afternoon? I’m loading the Cheddar Bow-Ties into the machine. The binding is ON the mystery quilt, and I need to add a hanging sleeve next so I can bind the upper edge in place with the binding and just have the lower edge to blind stitch to the quilt back. Label corner is also on!
It’s getting exciting around here with all of these long term projects reaching completion one right after the other!