Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Quilts & The Foyer
We have a foyer wall in our home that has always been a challenge. It seems wider than the furniture I have available to place on the wall. Or maybe it is just me, I want a change. Not sure, but I have been doing some different arrangements, just to try to make it interesting. First I put a grouping of things, sorry no photo, but basically a hodge-podge of things. It was ok for a while---to quote hubby "it grows on you". I don't think that is a positive comment??? Anyway, I really didn't like it, wasn't me, but it was different. The other day I started looking at the wall and thought "quilts". Maybe if I take down some of the things and add a couple of my little quilts. So that is what I'm going to do. Far from complete, my goal will be a total of about 5 or 6 quilts. To start off, Civil War Nine Patch and Hannah Lou's Hearts has been added.
Hannah Lou's HeartsI made this quilt a few years ago. It was inspired by Jude Hill's technique of layering fabrics. The little quilt is 11 x 12 inches and has appliqued hearts from the Dear Jane pattern book, charms and lots and lots of hand quilting. This little quilt was a real joy to make, a break from traditional quilting techniques.
This photo---shows just a small of the foyer wall. May look strange, but I'll explain as more quilts are added and things are removed. Stay tuned! Happy Quilting!