|Antique Doll Quilt On New Hanger - Metal and Wood|
I thought I would give you a little tour today.
We have been in the new house for four months and I am finally feeling - do I dare say it - settled?
I am frequently asked what I do with all of my quilts. The quilts I make I give away, use in my home and have a few stored for rotation. In a future post I will share my storage.
This lighted sconce is between two doors in a hallway.
The little quilt easily clips off so I can rotate other little quilts.
Not archival, but I can clip acid free tissue under the clothes pins as needed.
Really cute at night with the light on and the soft glow on the
This is my Hexy Stars Quilt in the family room.
You can read more about it HERE.
I made a similar quilt for my son, HERE.
Another space I can rotate quilts.
This is one of many little vignettes in my studio area.
The green shelf is made of vintage wooden sewing spools.
This kitten on the post card is sewing little dresses.
The block and white photo is a couple with a bible and quilt block.
The doll dress is all hand sewn 19th century cotton - lots of detail!
The little dresser drawers have bits of fabrics and sewing treasures.
This is part of the back mud room.
The colorful quilt is opposite a bench and shoe cubbies.
A few times a year, this is another area I will rotate the quilt.
This quilt was used at an AQSG event.
I smile when I think of friends who worked on that project -
quilts are wonderful memory keepers.
This is a c.1920s printed scarf I currently have in the powder room.
It was printed as a way to raise money as Colonial Williamsburg was
being restored. It is in an original frame - the framer left their information on the back.
I was able to research their business.
Another clue is the date of the Colonial Williamsburg mark on the back.
I can also see the fine selvage edge under the brown backing paper.
It was not framed for conservation and I have debated re-framing it.
It is hard, if not impossible to find fabrics today printed
with this amount of detail.
This design is currently being reprinted in sold and is pretty,
however, IMHO not near the quality.
Now, Let's head upstairs...
This has been in all of our homes
It is a reproduction - again, very fine cotton.
Reproductions today aren't as fine (IMHO)
In the niche on the left I have one of our tape looms.
On the right, a quilt that just about takes the entire wall.
I love the burst of color!
The neutral wall color is great for any quilt I want to hang.
On another hall wall I have a star quilt.
It doesn't hang as perfectly as we expect today's quilts.
For those of you who visited our Colorado home - this one hung in
the family room on the two story fireplace wall.
Much easier to rotate here!
Nice risk of life or limb on the ladder.
At the end of the hall is a band sampler and antique candle stand.
On top of the candle stand is an antique sewing box.
This is one of the guest rooms.
LOOK - This wall needs a quilt hung up!
Plenty to select from in that stack!
The rocker is an oak glider that was in the nursery
when our children were babies.
This is a guest room.
The hand tied canopy was a purchase decades ago.
We have always loved antiques.
The four poster is a reproduction queen size - very comfy.
I'm entertaining the idea of a suite of bed curtains for this bed.
What do you think?
Another wall of the guest room.
You can see the edge of the en suite. Each guest room
has facilities with a pocket door! Great for company.
The cupboard has a few treasures in it.
Another corner of the guest room.
The sleigh bed is doll size and has a matching wardrobe.
I made this set of bedding about six years ago.
The appliqué pattern is from Electric Quilt.
It was inspired from a Crib Quilts Book.
This is another wall in a guest room.
The quilt on the wall I made almost 15 years ago!
It is a Judy Rothermel pattern HERE.
I used, and still use the ARDCO templates HERE.
I have several sets and have never been disappointed.
Another stair landing in the house.
Velma wants you to notice the bright sunny window.
Perfect for cat day dreaming.
No textiles here, but a few of my vintage and antique
This is another bedroom.
The medallion quilt was a free to use pattern from a line
of fabric the Virginia Quilt Museum did years ago.
You can read more about it HERE.
I hand quilted mine.
I think it looks nice with the Pottery Barn Bedding.
In some light the wall color looks gray, other times blue.
I hope you enjoyed seeing part of how I live with textiles.
How are you living with yours?
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