Wednesday, January 19, 2011

MORE DECORATING WITH QUILTS

My apologies for being a bad blogger lately. I've been knee deep in another quilt book editing project and have been finding it difficult to get much of anything else done. Since I haven't made much progress in the sewing room lately, I thought I'd share a quilt decorating idea I found in a magazine several years ago. I'm always looking for ways to store and display my quitls and thought this was such a fun idea. The owner had transformed a changing table into a fun display for her quilts. This is the photo I saw in the magazine:


I took inspiration from her idea and found a similar changing table six years ago, painted it one of my favorite shades of green, and brought it upstairs to my small sewing room. Of course, mine is not nearly as tidy as hers. Scraps of crazy quilt fabrics often get tossed on the bottom shelf when I'm in a work frenzy. My husband applied a layer of polyurethane over the entire piece to protect the quilts from the wood and I also have a sheet of plastic on the bottom of each shelf for further protection. The pink and black basket quilt hanging on the wall is from Jo Morton's Little Women club. 


A friend made me this little quilt with scraps from other projects and it looks charming displayed on this primitive-style child's hutch filled with blue willow china.


How do you decorate with quilts? I'd love to hear your ideas. For the most part, I do try to display my quilts rather than leave them languishing in a dark closet. They add so much warmth and character to a home.