Sunday, April 5, 2009

Quilts as Household Decoration

I love making quilts, partly because they are so useful. They are great to give away to friends who are getting married, having a birthday, or sick in hospital, they are great to make for your family to see them snuggled up at night under your creation. They are also great as household decoration. I love having some quilts around the house just to look at when I'm sittting have a quiet cup of coffee, or walking past as I'm cleaning, or just see out of the corner of my eye when I'm on the phone. The colours in contemporary fabrics never fail to amaze or delight me, and when chopped up, rearranged and put together again into a beautiful quilt, the colours become mouth watering and sometimes suprising. The quilt in these photo's was Morning Garden Quilt, another Kaffe Fassett quilt from his book Kaleidoscope of Quilts. I loved his use of colour so much in this quilt I bought the fabric kit and made it up as he had done.

And if I get sick of looking at this view, I simply turn it around, and display the back of the quilt for a while.

12 comments:

alobsiger said...

What an utterly refreshing quilt! Tomorrow--when it snows--I will visit your quilt again and be re-spring-ified. :-)

Andi said...

Beautiful. Very "Kaffe".
Andi :-)

Nedra said...

I agree, the back is as beautiful as the front.

Janet said...

What a cheerful quilt. it looks so perfect in your home, the colours you put in this one work wonderfully together.

jean said...

Welcome to the world of blogging , I love your work and will watch with interest. You will become as addicted to this as you are to needleturn I guarantee.

comfortstitching said...

Wow! I love your quilts and your blog. Like you I'm a fan of Kaffe and Philip Jacobs. i adore all that colour!!!! Good luck with the blog although I don't think you'll need it!!!

Di said...

Love your blog. Can't wait to see more of your quilts

Miri said...

I totally agree with you about quilts: great for cuddling and also just looking :)

Great spring time quilt...love the applique too!

Lizzie said...

Love the quilt and the blog, what great colours to bring in Autumn.....

imquilternity said...

Absolutely spectacular! Love Kaffe and the way he combines is fabrics.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I've gotten so I only display quilts and very few other things for holidays. Sweet display here.

Jenny said...

wow, these colors are amazing together...beautiful work!