What's wrong with putting quilts on the floor? We do play mats for babies and have thick towelling ones for the bathrooms. I don't think they would be good on the wood floors downstairs but we have carpet in the upstairs bedrooms and they shouldn't slip and can be thrown in the washing machine regularly.
I had a couple of bundles of 10 inch squares in shades of green and cream and have spent today cutting them into strips and piecing them back together (weird game this patchworking). And have made these two tops which are 37 x 18 inches each.
I will be adding borders and then I will quilt them quite heavily, if anything they will be great practise on the longarm!!
The reason to be busy was that yesterday we had to say goodbye to Leopold Magesticoon, or Izzy to us normal beings. Cats have character, Maine Coon's have Attitude with a capital A. They also, unfortunately, have a breed trait for heart problems and Izzy was one of the unlucky ones especially being male, of older age and of larger than average stature.
He spent most of his time in the position below dreaming of cat things but we know he was also a great hunter which was hard to believe, agility didn't seem to be his strong point. He was also quite vocal and I will miss our Maa Maow conversations as we gardened or just sat in the G&T hut.
We are more than grateful to have known him and to have been there with him at the end and that it was quick.