When you enter the room, you come down these few stairs. My quilting room is over the garage. Despite the fact that you actually go down into the room, I feel like it is a "loft" and I'm up in my own special world!
As you travel down the steps, the first thing on the right is the design wall. I blogged about how I made that two days ago.
Just past the design wall, there is a corner that reveals the steps up to the attic. No, I haven't taken that space over for additional storage yet! Ha ha. And the N? You maybe be asking, "hey, your name starts with a J. What does the N stand for?" My reply? "Nothing." (heh heh heh)
Tucked in the alcove between the attic steps and the next wall is my sewing space. It is just over 6 feet long.
Have you seen this post by Kathie about her wall of little quilts? I saw it and it inspired me to hang up many of mine above my sewing area. I love how cozy it looks. It is going to be wonderful in the winter. Having all that color is inspiring, too. The large patriotic one was made by quilting friends of mine from when I lived in Georgia. And the house one hanging by the N? It is from quilting friends back at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Not only do I feel cozy from all the quilts around me, but I also feel surrounded by friends.
Next is one of the windows. It is a "regular" window. In front, on my Great-Grandma's treadle machine, I keep my laptop.
Next to the window are two tall shelves. These were in the garage when we moved in. I moved them up here for more free storage/display.
On the left side are some of my precuts. I finally get to display them!
We turn the other corner and against the sloped wall my scrapbooking supply cabinet fits nicely. Baskets hold unquilted tops and my collection of yardsticks.
Next is another alcove which is the perfect place to nestle in my new ironing board. It is below the big front windows which let in so much light and really contribute to the bright, aerial feel of the room. The chevron pattern is a throw rug. I found it, and only it--no other colors, sizes, or duplicates at TJ Max the other day. Since red is my favorite color, it came home with me. I'm hanging it behind the ironing board because in the past, I've noticed that the wall behind my ironing station accumulates overspray of starch. This way I can take it down the rug and wash it instead of scrubbing the wall! If you look closely, you can see that today was a rainy day.
Around the corner from the ironing station is the closet. To the right of it, you can see part of the cabinet where I keep office supplies and my ipod. My favorite feature of the closet? It is lit! There is lots of storage here.
The closet is really wider than it looks. This far corner is where UFOs go to linger. Can I just say that there is nothing worse than unpacking UFOs?
But by far, the piece de resistance is this! The huge island in the middle of the room for cutting.
It is 7 1/2 feet long and 3 feet wide! I'm tall, so I made it 36" high. I'll be blogging more about making this later. I'm in love with it!
Here it is from the backside.
Well, that is the quick tour for now. As I may have mentioned once or twice, I will be writing more about some of the features later. Please come back and read about them!
Have a Great Day,