Thursday, March 30, 2006

Quilt Display Box

I took the plunge and loaded up my quilt box (for lack of a better term). What do you think? And by the way, the ugly carpet isn't mine - colors are way too dull for me.


I layered the bottom with a couple of really bright but cheap carpets. I used loads of acid-free tissue paper between the folds of the two large (for me) quilts that are in there. (And no, you haven't seen them full size yet in blogland, but may someday if you're good.) I was rather surprised to discover that I don't have any other quilts in these colors to put in the box. The other quilts are already up on the walls or in storage.

My sweetie was shocked that I intend to use this box as an end table. I figure it has to be functional, or what's the point. I do realize that little cat claws are going to scratch it up some and no doubt the little boogers will continue to knock water glasses over. That's life. Theoretically the box is polyeurothaned, so I suspect it'll do fine. And if it doesn't that just helps it look antique...

Now if anything bad happens to the other gorgeous, intricate cabinet I will bawl my eyes out. I love that thing. It's going to be our tv cabinet so it too will have a function. I'm thinking ahead: in Paris we will have to provide all our own furniture - whatever gets shipped from here or from storage. We didn't have a tv cabinet (left the ridiculously over-large tv armoire with the doors-that-were-never-shut behind in the house when we sold it) and now we will.

Yesterday we had a really oddly-colored dark sky here in Cairo. Wasn't a sandstorm because there was no wind. I was outside walking to quilting bee and couldn't figure out why there were groups of men standing around (that's not the unusual part) all looking up at the sky. Ah, yes, the eclipse. Of course none of the men were wearing any kind of eye protection or looking through the little boxes that I remember using in junior high when we had a partial eclipse. They're all gonna burn their eyes out. Have to admit I snuck a peak too. The sun looked like the moon. A bright white crescent.

15 comments:

Malin said...

Your quilbox look very nice, and the quilts in it too! I would very much like to see the New York Beauty in full. Pretty please?

Clare said...

Hi Tonya,

I love the colours!

The Quilt Box is a really good idea too. Haven't got far enough yet to warrant hunting for one in the brocantes yet, but the way I'm going it won't be far off!

Really cloudy here yesterday morning too so didn#t see what we were supposed to see of the eclipse.

Kate said...

It's gorgeous! What a fun way to enjoy your quilts and keep them safe.

Bonnie said...

I've been caught in this work/work vortex keeping me from quilting on my own stuff, and keeping me off the computer visiting blogland as much as I like! Auuughh! I'm getting cranky that there seems to be less and less time for me! Your quilt box looks wonderful with the quilts in it..I knew it would, but it is fun seeing your stuff actually stacked in there!

Bonnie

Dawn said...

Oh I love that cabinet, and the quilts and colors in it are so you! It is wonderful! That furniture you got in Egypt is to die for!

But - I WANT to see that NY Beauty type quilt!!!!! PLEASE......... (on my knees begging)......

Darcie said...

OOooh! Tonya!!! Your quilt cabinet is extraordinary!!! And yours quilts...TO DIE FOR!!!

I can beg really well. And if that gets old, just wait 'til I start whining!!!


Please, please, please can we see what's in the box??? Dear sweet Tonya???

Holly said...

Oh Tonya! Your box with the quilts in it looks awesome! I love that it is functional. It did occur to me that I haven't seen those quilts yet so I'll be watching and waiting.

Laurie Ann said...

Very sneaky, showing us peaks of folded up quilts and making us beg to see the whole thing. Love the colors!!

Sharon said...

I was wondering about your eclipse on that side of the world, and thinking we might hear from you about it! Love the box, and what a nice bright way to have the quilts close to you all the time, too!

tami said...

The box looks great showing off your quilts. I promise to be a very good girl so you can show them full size. O:)

Sandra said...

The quilts look fantastic in the cabinet and making it an end table is a great idea - but then we're women and full of great ideas!! The quilts are just gorgeous - stop teasing ..... show us the full versions :-)

ForestJane said...

I love the way the colors of the quilts pick up the colors of your rug and couch... now wouldn't it be nice to unfold one and artfully drape it over the back of the couch, and show us the whole thing?

And for the cats, you'll have to make a little quilt top to put over the top of your table, with a drawstring edge to snug it down... then before company comes, you take off the kitty blanket, throw it in the washer, and voila, a dustless, scratchless tabletop. :)

cher said...

great looking quilts -shown off to perfection in the new end table.
love the colors...so bright and jewel toned.

Lucy said...

Tonya ,this tablebox is awesome :c)

Tina said...

Tonya, the quilt box is beautiful,your quilts are what make it such a treasure, he did such a great job building it and your beautiful cabinet that will house the t.v. is to die for....Lucky Girl....