I just love………..

Early Christmas presents!!!!!! Each year DH and I tell each other……we don’t need anything so no need to do an exchange between us. Well, each year I’ve kinda ignored that. This year, DH ignored it and this is my beautiful new quilt display ladder………Quilt ladder 002 

Made of beautiful oak without so much as one screw. Made/held together with pegs…..so sweet……..and works so much better than the traditional quilt rack. Thank you, Dear!!!!!! One more photo………………………Quilt ladder 001

He couldn’t hide the making of it for long as he needed to work in the warmth of the basement rather than the shop area in the unheated garage.

A little present wrapping on the agenda and…….well, still some ideas, but maybe next year…………..Til next time……..

ladder 001Edit: There was a question as how the pegging was done. A drill created the correct sized holes through the side rails using a drill press. DH, then, placed the rung, clamped it in place and drilled into the rung. The peg/holes were glued, the peg pounded in and the whole thing was clamped til dried. I hope this is somewhat clear. I am not a woodworker (wood is too un-forgiving!!!! I prefer fabric!!!). The ends appear more discolored than they really are, but I chose the best camera view.

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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39 Responses to I just love………..

  1. Karen says:

    what a great gift for a quilter! we all know that we run out of places to hang our quilts – I ladder is an excellent idea

    • treadlemusic says:

      I think so, too! We had seen an example of this at the quilt shop we visited in York, ME, but it was so much narrower (would need to fold the quilt so much) but DH really looked it over……very well, I guess!!! LOL!

  2. mtetar says:

    One of the best gifts for Quilters and for those who collects, or have nice quilts and comforters. Your work of art needs such a Gift. Blessings, Mtetar

  3. Love the ladder, and those quilts are beautiful as well. Enjoy your day.

  4. How special is that present??!! It looks beautiful – what a clever man he is!

  5. That is a beautiful quilt ladder! I should make one for myself too! Maybe in the summer?!
    Esther

  6. Lynda says:

    This really is gorgeous! Can you share a picture of how/where the pegs are used in the construction?

  7. ruthiequilts says:

    Lucky you!!! I’m glad you guys don’t listen to the “no gifts” rule! LOL!

  8. Malini says:

    Wow! that is a wonderful quilt ladder. You are two peas in a pod, what a creative couples. Merry Christmas!
    Hugs,
    Malini

    • treadlemusic says:

      Hugs caught, dear Friend!!!!! The “time” is truly here!!! Snow has stopped falling (for the moment). Off to church. Hazardess travel but we don’t have to go far. Blessings………

  9. ivoryspring says:

    Darlene, you have the sweetest husband! And how spoiled you are! If we don’t touch base again, you have a most blessed Christmas. May He be lifted up!

  10. Oh, I love that quilt ladder. Not to mention the quilts resting on it! What a thoughtful and wonderful gift of love!

    • treadlemusic says:

      It really was a surprise…….and I did see him working on “something” but didn’t “put it together”!!!! Sometimes(?) I’m quite dense!!! LOL! Christmas Blessings to you…………………..

  11. Jackie says:

    Such a sweet thoughtful gift, it displays your quilts beautifully!

  12. Beth Ann says:

    It’s perfect—absolutely perfect!!! I love it! Merry Christmas to you both!

  13. How very thoughtful. Oh, the talent b/n the two of you is endless.

  14. LB says:

    WOW!! Pegs only … impressive!
    And lovely, too.

  15. Michele says:

    Pretty, pretty. he did a great job with that. I’m hunting for an old ladder to repurpose for the same thing. Merry Christmas to both of you!

  16. witchylin says:

    What a wonderful man you have there Doreen. His gift is just perfect. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  17. Sartenada says:

    Awesome beautiful quilt!

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