Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wall Quilts

Since I haven't sewn much over the last few weeks, I thought I'd show you a few quilts that I look at every day. They hang around the walls of my house. I used to think that quilts on walls were silly. Aren't quilts made for warmth and comfort? Well, these do warm and comfort me!




This one hangs above the fireplace. It's made of mostly home decorator fabric samples. Everything but the sashing is from thrift stores. The border was the ugliest fabric you can imagine, but it worked on this quilt.




This one greets me at the front door. It includes buttons that I played with as a little girl at my grandmother's house. Before I made quilts, I stitched needlepoint pillows.




This one hangs in the living room, and reminds me that life should not be taken too seriously. It's inspired by Gwen Marston. I also made dolls years ago. This one is about the experience of caring for my baby son. Remember "diaper brain?"

20 comments:

maree said...

Ooooh I love your handbag hanging - so frivolous....as life should be sometimes:) Ciao

theodora said...

I love them all!! the ugly fabric is pretty with the bright cheerfull colors of the houses .

Marit said...

Quilts on the walls is a great way to decorate your house. Love the ones you're sharing with us...
; )

Sujata said...

Nifty,
Your give me warmth and comfort even while I look at them here! Talk about living with them and seeing them on a daily bases!
I love your doll sitting on the chair. Love what she is wearing!

Quiltycat said...

I love all! They are really warmth and confort to see!
nichi

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Barb said...

thanks for the wonderful quilt show.
I love love the wacky house quilt and the basket quilt especially - what joyful quilts

Nancy said...

Sorry about the post mixup.. I love these quilts and they way they are displayed. Great wall colors.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

LeeANN! these are so stinkin cute! i love the plaid houses!!

Alexis said...

They are all fantastic! What great quilts to see on your walls everyday. And I love your pink entry wall- so fun!

beth said...

lovely collection you've got there! Love them all.

Lynn said...

I love these quilts, thanks for the 'tour'. They are all fantastic. I really like the basket one.

Chris said...

Love'em all, so bright and happy - thanks for giving me a smile! Baskets? Purses? does it matter? :)

Julie Fukuda said...

Why not if you have the wall space? The best thing is that eye candy does not make you fat.
Plus, if you have used scraps, the price is right.

Karen said...

The baskets and the house quilt caught my eye. Both so whimsical looking.

Em said...

LeeAnn, HOw fun to get to "visit" you at your home and see your fun on the walls!!!!!!!!!! You are so fun!!!!

Janet said...

You've made some wonderful quilts, the baskets a-la-Gwen are fabulous.

meli B said...

I usually don't like house quilts but somehow you can make them look good with the most ridiculous fabric. Always fun visiting you.

Vesuviusmama said...

What fun wall art!

Tonya Ricucci said...

love the decor. that house pillow is awesome!