Sunday, July 01, 2007


Decorating with Quilts
I was born without the 'decorating gene'. I have so many quilts that I want to use in decorating but it just doesn't seem to happen.

I have an entry way that's wonderful for seasonal decorating however it's seldom decorated. So, today I decided to pull out some of my patriotic treasures, quilts, pillows, etc and give it a go. So, the first picture is what you see when you enter my home. Not bad, eh??? LOL
I took a close up of the end of the table that you can't see in the picture and then a close up of the top of the quilt rack.
And, last but not least is a picture of my kitchen table with my patriotic tabletopper I made a month or two ago.

All the pillows in the pictures are counted x-stitch. It was a major passion until quilting came along. :-)

I hope that my friends in Canada had a wonderful 'Canada Day'!

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your patriotic table topper, where in the world did you find that border fabric????
I would love to make a little quilt like that for my table too!
the border fabric makes this quilt and of course love the jar with the flags in it, simple but very effective!
Kathie in NJ

Chookyblue said...

looks good....glad you made the effort to get stuff out....yes I have not got any counted cross stitch completed for ages as it is so quicker to quilt or do a stitchery.......

Laura in IA said...

Well what would happen if you were a decorator? It looks stunning. May I ask what pattern was used for the hanging quilt? I like it a lot.

Kim said...

Your creations look fabulous. I love your quilt and the hanger is just divine. Do you have any plans for your day of celebration? It would be such a shame if your friends and family missed out on all that beautiful work...

Carol said...

Will you come do my house? Looks wonderful!

Leigh said...

Well for someone who thinks they are not a decorator you have done a fantastic job. I think it looks great. Very patriotic. :-)

Pieces From Me said...

You definately have the decorating gene when it comes to patriotic themes! The quilt in the entryway is stunning. It looks like a Barbara Brackman pattern called Follow the Drinking Gourd. Is that where you got the pattern? The topper is wonderful as is the jar of flags. Oh and your little bears are adorable. The cross stitch is beautiful too. I think most quilters gave up another needle art for quilting, don't you?

Angie said...

ROFL, you know, Dazy, we ARE twins cause I didn't get that decorating gene either!!!! I LOVE other people's decorations, styles, etc., but when I do it (and I DO get decorations out) it looks like I just plopped 'it' down and forgot to go back and put it in it's proper place!!! ROFL Now, your 4th decorations look sooo lovely!! You surely got more of that gene than I did---Mom, I wanted more of that!!! :0 I LOVE your table topper---you were holding out on us weren't you? :D And I agree with Kathie in NJ, that border fabric is just PERFECT with your 4-patches. I love, love, LOVE it!!! :) And is that a little quilt I spy hanging out of that basket UNDER the table??? I think you underestimate your decorating abilities, my friend! :D

Vicky said...

Well, move over Martha Stewart! Your decorations are lovely! Good job!

Lisa D. said...

You really do have the perfect entry way to display seasonal decorations. I love your quilt and your cross stitching. Beautiful.

tami said...

I think you got your share of the decorating gene. Everything looks very nice and ready for 4th of July. Great job.

Wendy said...

Your decorating looks great, it's nice to see the things you've made all nicely displayed, all it takes is a theme.

swooze said...

You did a great job!

Judy said...

Not bad??? I think you did a fabulous job! ALl the quilts are just fantastic! You've given me a lot of ideas for quilts!

Nicole said...

How lovely your house looks for the 4th!

Norma said...

I love your displays! I especially think the flags in the sealer jar are a wonderful touch to the table top! Thanks for the greetings to us in Canada on our special day. Enjoy your nation's celebrations on the 4th!

Carole said...

Yea, I missed out on that gene too! You decorating looks good to me! Thanks for sharing!

Marcie said...

Love it-love it-love it all!

Mary said...

Not bad for someone without the decorators gene. I'm also hopeless but can usually toss a few quilts around and set out some candles.

Doe said...

Perfect just in time for the 4th!

Sweet P said...

What a gorgeous set up to see entering your home. Who says you don't have the decorating gene?

Hanne said...

Lovely decorations!
I am short of the decoration gene as well.

The Carolina Quilter said...

This is beautiful! So pretty. I keep saying I'm going to decorate with quilts--but the front of my house does get the afternoon sun and there are no window treatments since we're 1/4 of a mile off the road! One day!

Rose Marie said...

What a pleasure that would be to find these upon entering your home! Great quilts and will we be seeing more as other holidays come along?

kjquilts said...

Darlene, you underestimate yourself! Your decorations look like they came right out of Country Sampler magazine! I just love it!

Libby said...

I think you have the decorating gene . . . you have just been suppressing it. Your display looks great - what a wonderful welcome into your home *S*

Dawn said...

OOOO - I LOVE that quilt hanging up!

Patti said...

Your patriotic decorations are really wonderful!

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