The ruminations of an artist on art & life...art quilts, beading, knitting, drawing, painting, printmaking, bookmaking are all my passions, I love to explore creating....

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Vintage Quilt as wallcovering...

I recently moved from one to room to a (larger!!:-) room in my co-op household. One large blank wall had numerous holes and really needed spackling and re-painting...but I didn't want to spend my time (right now anyway) doing this..so decided to hang a vintage quilt on the wall.

Turns out--it looks great !!! --really brightens up the room and I get to look at all the great vintage fabrics in the quilt every day.

the quilt top was sewn my one of my father's ancestor's--maybe my Grandmother? and my Mother added the backing and quilted it by hand with some of her friends.


I just love the vintage fabrics in this quilt!

the quilt provides a nice back drop to my computer design area....

4 comments:

bubbygigi said...

This quilt makes a beautiful background for you. Dresden plate is the first quilt that I ever made and I still love it.
Gita

EmandaJ said...

I love quilts and vintage Dresden Plate quilts have a special place in my heart. It was my grandmother's handiwork that got me started in quilting.

Emanda

nanke's stuff said...

What a treasure to have, and such a wonderful way to display it! nancy

Cynthia Eloise said...

great way to dress up a wall and cover flaws. looks like a beautiful old quilt in great condition.