of my new quilt studio! I haven't mentioned the construction/progress of the new sewing room here because frankly, it was a huge surprise to me! My husband finally got tired of hearing me "threaten" to confiscate the kids' playroom and switch my sewing room with it. Our basement is finished and the smallest room was my sewing room. We have a home theater in the room without windows, and the largest room is the kids playroom for watching tv, hanging out, and sleepovers (with a ping pong table!) My sewing room was 11' x 12'. It had a window, but it was crammed full!
SO one day, just two weeks ago, my husband announced that the only room in the basement that was unfinished was going to be my new quilting room. Huh? He hired someone to drywall, and lay the floor, then he did the rest. I painted (it was the least I could do!) and 10 days after construction began, it was finished! There are a few details still needed, but its mostly done!
Is the suspense killing you? Okay, here are the photos!
As you walk into the room...
Also notice the stacks of quilts on the floor. I need to buy a few more storage bins so those can go in the closet.
The design wall (8 ft. wide!)
The closet hidden by quilts. My extra 8 ft. tables for basting are in this closet and I was worried a door would make it harder to move things in and out. This way I can change the quilts depending on my mood!
A chair from my parents home that was blue velour when I was a child! I obviously recovered it. The dogs now think it is very comfy. But the straight back is good for hand sewing yet still very comfortable.
My business supplies. It's nice to have mailing supplies and extras all in one place. Bill installed the tv just like it had been in the other room. I like to have it on, but don't want it in the way, so this works well.
My sewing desk. This is the same as it was in the other room, but I now have room for a friend to sew with me! The cubbies in the corner were left over from our home school days, I use those bins for things like selvages, cut strips, wool, etc. The quilt above it hides the fuse box panel!
And a place for the doggies of course! This was their room to begin with, but they don't seem to mind sharing it with me. They actually love the company! They were always with me in the other room anyway. They like to be near their human. Notice the one on the right gets fed inside his crate so his sister doesn't eat his food too. She's a piggy!
This room is 16' x 22' plus a closet, so I have twice the room I did before. I know I am so spoiled, but I just love it so much that I had to share! I had everything already, so we only needed to buy the floor and sheetrock. The floor is laminate, because I wanted it to be dog friendly. We got a great deal on a closeout, and I happen to love the look! The wall color is Swiss Coffee by Behr, a color we had used in our first house, it's a soft white. I also got three full size fluorescent lights in the ceiling! I can quilt at midnight and have plenty of light!
My husband is the reason behind this. He is so proud of my quilts, and my work (I have two quilts published and 4 more scheduled to be published in the next year! Not to mention my little pattern business that is hopping!) He is such a big supporter of my quilting passion and just wanted me to have more room, so he asked me about every decision, to make sure this room was "made to order".
I am so thankful for him, and my new room. I am one lucky girl!