Saturday, January 28, 2017

Wanna See My (Belated) Christmas Present?

My dear, sweet, kind husband made me a quilt rack for Christmas.  He mounted it on the wall yesterday.  Okay, so it was a tad bit late.  He really, really wanted to have it done by Christmas, but so much was going on at that time (anybody relate to that?) that I talked him out of pushing himself to get it done.


For a long time I've wanted some kind of a rack on which to hang a quilt on this (what was a) bare wall at the bottom of the stairs from Papa Pea's second story office.


It isn't a large space so we were limited as to what would fit there.  After designing a couple/few racks that were too large (and could possibly inflict head wounds or whole body splats from tripping), we came up with this.


View of space where rack is from the living room.  Stairway to upstairs is to the left, doorway to my quilt room is straight ahead.


The view from my quilt room into the living room.

I am happy with it.  Very, very happy!  Thank you, Santa! 

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  1. It's beautiful! Beautiful job--fits perfectly in the space.JoAnn

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    1. JoAnn - Thank you! I had to give up thoughts of something that would hold 2 or 3 quilts, but realizing we had to work with the space (well, duh!) made it come out just right.

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  2. It's beautiful. Your home just "oozes" comfort!

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    2. Sue - You are so kind! Most days my home oozes dust bunnies . . .

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    1. Nancy - Thanks! I made it with reproduction fabrics and it's one of my favorites.

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  4. Papa Pea did good. The rack & quilt look so nice there. Your home looks really nice. You have a go 'eye'.
    Regards, Sandy

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    1. Sandy - What nice things to say! I'm using the fabric you sent me today. Stay tuned . . . :o)

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  5. Mama Pea, the above is supposed to say You have a good 'eye'. Sandy

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    1. Sandy - I knew that . . . I type the same way!!

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  6. It's beautiful! Papa Pea does fantastic work and it will be so fun to change out those great quilts with the seasons or mood!

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    1. Erin - You wouldn't believe how long it took me to fold the quilt to fit just right on the rod and have the blocks centered! Geesh!

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  7. Very nice work Papa Pea and what a beautiful quilt you have hanging on it Mama Pea. It fits perfectly.

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    1. Sparkless - Thank you! I think I need to make special quilts to hang on there each month, don't you? (Encourage me, please.) ;o)

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  8. It looks perfect hanging there with that beautiful quilt!

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  9. It's perfect, and the quilt is lovely!

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    1. Michelle - When hanging the quilt I realized the bigger the quilt, the more of a challenge it's going to be getting it folded to fit on the rack so it looks good! (Not a big problem to deal with these days though, huh?) ;o]

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  10. Yes! Enabler here. A quilt a month to celebrate the individuality of each month. And then a quilt for each of the four seasons. That is 16 quilts in all are you ready to accept the challenge? Mr. Pea creates in wood as you do in fabric. Match made in Heaven. Love your home.

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    1. Goatldi - Thank you for your nice, nice words. As far as being an enabler, keep it up, keep it up! :o}

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  11. What a great carpentry design. Where did Papa Pea get it? The shelf above allows for another display (books, candle, plant?) Love it. It was the perfect spot too!

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    1. Anonymous - After considering many (MANY) designs, I think I can take credit for this final one. Sometimes the simplest is best, right? And, yes, I have to yet decide what would look best on the shelf. Not enough light for a live plant, we always need another little spot for books . . . still thinking!

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  13. Mama Pea,

    The best type of gift is one homemade by your husband. Your quilt rack is gorgeous!!!
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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    1. Thanks, Sandy. I LOVE just about any homemade gift!

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  14. Great job Papa Pea! And, that quilt is beautiful.Can't wait to see all the variations of quilts you will display. What is the pattern name for the current quilt?

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    1. DFW - If I remember correctly, the quilt block is Inside Passage, but I changed the color placement of that particular block and made the "geese" fly in the opposite direction! And thank you!

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  15. Talent abounds in the Pea household, I see! I got a little weepy looking through those doorways...it brought back such good memories. That is a perfect spot for your beautiful quilts to be displayed!

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    1. Susan - You were a natural in the quilt room! Done any quilting since? Like, in your spare time?? ;o}

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  16. Wow! It looks great! What a wonderful gift. Papa Pea sure is talented.

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    1. Kristina - Give the man an idea and he can carry it out! Thank you!

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