Sunday, March 11, 2007

The real reason for the conservatory!

I will have to be very careful that my DH doesn't find out the ulterior motive for our conservatory.
He thought we had it built to add another sitting room to our house.
I know deep down inside that the 3.5m x 6m floor area was really designed for sandwiching quilts tee hee!!!
You can see from the photo that we have the flooring in place. We've gone for carpet tiles in a mid teal green - my favourite colour and one that follows on from the duck egg blue and deep teal on the walls in the adjoining dining room. The carpet tiles will be practical as we can move them round if they fade and have spares if any meet any particular trauma. Kids/gardens etc - need I say more.
The room is not quite finished as Nigel hasn't fitted the skirting board yet (hence the mitre saw in the background behind the ironing board - from pressing the quilt top and backing - honest!)
We've purchased two chairs like the one in the picture - they are so comfortable, easy to move and not as bulky as normal armchairs. They will be joined by a terracotta bed-settee along that back wall and this along with moving the portable tv in there will complete the picture.
Not the easiest of processes to get it to this stage (what building work ever is?) but now we're almost there it's already worth it's weight in gold - especially for the sandwiching!

12 comments:

joyce said...

What a comfy looking room! I'm sure you will enjoy it for more than quilt sandwiching. Lol. It might make that tedious job more enjoyable too.

Fiona said...

The conservatory is looking good! At least you had it built at the right time of year to be able to reap the benefits in the spring / summer.

Finn said...

Hi Anne, the room is looking spectacular! and perfect for pinning quilts. It always does seem to take longer than we thought, but once done, you'll enjoy it for many, many years.

A happy welcome to Spencer Ross, welcome to our world...*VBS* great pic of him.
Your applique block looks really good to me, very soft and springy...something we just don't have in WI. Hugs, Finn

Libby said...

You conservatory is coming together so nicely. You are going to have many hours of enjoyment there and all the trials of construction will be a distant memory.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's a lovely, bright and open room. The colors are great and the terracotta bed/settee will be a perfect complement to your scheme. Spencer's quilt is grand.

Jane Weston said...

The room looks fab and it sounds like you'll have lots of basting room...just one question. What is you favourite method to baste and how do you manage to baste it without attaching it to the carpet? Just curious..

meggie said...

Lucky you! All the wait was worth it for your room. Enjoy!
And welcome to the world little Spencer Ross.

Tanya said...

I really need a room like yours! Right now, whenever I have a quilt that is larger than a lap quilt, I have to go to my friend's house to sandwich it! (Japanese houses are small!) We all take turns using her house so we are very grateful for her leaving an open space for her quilt friends!

Anne Wigfull said...

And of course, carpet tiles have the same nice straight edges and corners that tiles have. Good thinking!

Clare said...

Anne - are you sure there isn't an ulterior motive here? Comfy chair with side table, ironing board, the quilt spread out on the floor and lovely natural light to sew by. I love your Spring blocks.

Welcome to the world Spencer Ross.

Ruth's Place said...

The conservatory looks like the perfect place to sit and sew. The baby quilt looks lovely too.

gwen said...

I have been waiting to see your conservatory from inside. Thanks for sharing. It looks like a very nice quilting room. The baby quilt is cute and I am sure the parents will appreciate it a lot.