My husband and John put the finishing touch on my now complete studio by hanging my “magic box” this past Wednesday! I’ve been finding every moment I can to stitch and smile since then.
The magic box is where I store the art quilts that shouldn’t be folded. It is an engineering marvel constructed by another wonderful carpenter when we moved into our last home. Fortunately Mike was willing to take it down and move it here, and I’m so grateful he and John were able to put it all together. Here it is in progress:
And here it is installed:
My portable design walls live in front of it, so it’s compact and out of the way, yet provides amazing storage. I’m very blessed.
My new closet has storage for bins and completed quilts:
Tall, hanging space:
And there’s even a little extra room that I’m going to try very hard not to fill too fast (and no ~ I’m not renting out space 🤣):
The counter area (on the left) shelters my cutting table so it doesn’t get piled with stuff when not in use.
The area under the counter to the right is perfect for my fabric carts.
I was going to have John put doors on it, but he said they might just be in the way. Then I had a light bulb moment. I purchased a beautiful hand painted “shawl” on our Sew We Go cruise in Hawaii, but I really don’t know where I’ll ever wear it. So I folded it over, stitched a sleeve, and sheered it onto a curtain rod.
It protects my fabric from light and I love looking at it. Plus ~ it’s easy to move out of the way.
Now I’m trying out the sewing area and having fun tweaking and rearranging as I’m working.
I still have plenty of stuff, but at least it’s organized and I know where everything is. Now it’s time to finish my latest challenge quilt and a crib quilt for a baby girl who’s on the way! It feels so good to be quilting again!!!