As I have been getting ready for the holidays and guests for the past 2+ weeks, I decided I would invite you into my home via my blog to see how I used my quilts to decorate.
As guests enter, they see the Dresden Plate I made years ago in a class taught by Beth Ann Williams.
Further into the hallway is the Candle and Poinsettia I designed about 8 years ago while teaching at the local quilt shop.
On the kitchen island is the Jodi Barrows design from one of her first books. I made this 2 years ago (do not remember the name of it) and Michelle Fialek quilted it.
A small Friendship Star with Entwined Ribbons is on the dining table. I made this quilt at the first retreat I had ever attended, in 2000. One of the other quilters was making it and showed me how to cut and sew it.
Moving into the the living room, I have the Basket pattern I designed while at the local quilt shop. I put poinsettia fabric in the basket for Christmas. (For other seasons or decor, use other fabrics.)
On the footstool at the end of the chair I placed a Lazy Angle design I made years ago...too many years to remember. But the colors are bright and it looks festive.
My Christmas Crystals quilt is on the back of the couch (sofa) of which I am very proud. I took the "Crystals" pattern designed by Anna Laura Reidt and redid the color scheme. I made this in 2007 or 2008 (correct, no label is on the back yet) at the time, the pattern was out of print. I found THIS LINK where it is sold. I really was pleased at how the colors changed the quilt's appearance in the original blue and yellow scheme.
The colors in the close up are truer to the actual colors.
And the guests at the house will sleep under the "1, 2, 3....Sew Easy" quilt I designed. It is a great pattern when one has a fat quarter collection of fabrics-or larger cuts.
Thank you for visiting my home.
I wish you and yours a joyous season
and a wonderful new year.