Thursday, February 26, 2015

On the Catwalk, Baby

I actually heard that song on the radio last week. You know which one I'm talking about. I can't seem to scrub it from my brain. Don't tell anyone, but I may have even danced a little in my car seat.

Well, maybe it did provide me with an "Ah-Ha" moment (Now that's a song I don't mind running around my brain) as I was holding my just finished but pre-border Quilt of Valor flimsy in my hands. I was racking my brain for a place to put this freshly ironed and starched flimsy where it wouldn't get all wrinkled when I had an epiphany...the catwalk!

It's not really a catwalk but don't tell Son #2 because it was said feature that sealed the deal for him during our house hunting spree three years ago. His comment, "I've always wanted to live in a house with a catwalk!"  Sold.

It's really not a true catwalk but more like a complicated stair configuration that ends in a balcony/loft. The loft holds our home office and I am sitting there as I type. The stairs are so complicated that poor Cooper refused to go upstairs for months because he couldn't figure how to get back down. 

But look at all that railing! I have 9 bays that could hold quilts in various stages of finish if I were so inclined. This could be dangerous. I'm going to have to work hard to keep my WIPs under control now that I have discovered this great way to store them unwrinkled.

Yes, I am a bit embarrassed that it took me so long to come up with this rather obvious solution.

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  1. And, look at all those blank walls!

  2. Great QOV and love seeing it hang on your catwalk! I hang mine on my upstairs railing when I take it up there to pin on the longarm so it doesn't wrinkle while I pin on the backing.

  3. Love the railings!!! I'd have to hand lots of quilt off them:)

  4. I've always had a little loft envy, so now it's even worse! lol That's a wonderful idea. And thanks for the chuckles about Cooper. So cute!

  5. OOh, I'm afraid I'd have those railings all filled up with quilts. It looks like your dog is still a little freaked out on the stair. Seriously, though, neat quilt!

  6. Love the quilt, glad you found a place to hang them. Poor puppy, still looks confused lol