I finished my "Nest" jelly roll quilt today! It is made from the "Strip Twist" pattern, so I named it "Let's Twist". I used a teal and green muted floral for the backing. I quilted it on my new HQ 16 sit-down machine. It only took me about 3 hours to quilt! Love my HQ 16! :-)
I free-motion quilted a meandering leaf design. I love doing leaves! I sewed the binding down during the Jets vs Chargers wild card game. I even made a label and sewed that on during the game, too. So it is ALL done!! Yessssssss! :-)
The Charming Girls Club moderator asked us to show some of the ways we use quilts for decorating in our home. That's sure an easy question to answer!! First off, every comfy chair and couch in my house has quilts draped on them... to be actually used for snuggling and naps!
I hang a small quilt over my fireplace mantle and change them out seasonally. This little snowguy was made of charm squares with button embellishments.
The large poppies quilt on the wall stays put there all the time. It is my husband's favorite quilt. I used a photo of it on my blog header for a long time! This photo shows a wrought iron quilt rack behind the chair which has about 4 quilts on it, an antique ladder with about 4 quilts on it and, my Kaffe quilt that is currently on my blog header, draped on the chair.
Then in another corner of my family room, I have a pie safe with tin punched doors FULL of quilts...about 25 or so in there! And my cozy blue flannel snowman quilt draped on my red chair where I do my hand-sewing and check my email and post to this blog on my laptop.
This oak quilt rack has 8 quilts on it right now...
shows six but a few are doubled up!
This little snowguy is hanging in my kitchen.
I use a quilt on my dining room table all the time.
This little watercolor quilt hangs over my living room couch. Thank goodness no one can see the pleats on the back. This was my second quilt and it was made before I learned about a walking foot. YIKES!
This rail fence from Alex Anderson's book was my first quilt. I planned to use it as a tablecloth, so it has no batting inside. It's on the sofa table in the living room. If you've read my blog for a while, you've seen lots of my quilts around the house that get changed out for the different holidays and seasons. Do you do that, too? Where do you use quilts to decorate your house?