Today it is cold and rainy, the perfect weather to talk about something near and dear to my heart.......QUILTS!!! They are not only the perfect way to wrap yourself in warmth, but they also instantly warm up a room with their vibrant colors and interesting patterns!
Recently, I came across a wonderful book about quilts by none other than COUNTRY LIVING!!
Published in 1992, the book is just full of beautiful photos of many different kinds of quilts; from the Log Cabin, (my personal favorite), to the Flower Basket, Irish Chain, and the Crazy Quilt, just to name a few! Also included are several chapters on living with, and caring for your quilts, as well as quilting basics, stitches, and even patterns!
It is a lovely book that I would highly recommend you watch for, if you don't already own it!! I was fortunate enough to find this pristine copy for pennies and it makes for great reading on a day like today!!
Since I am already talking about quilts, I decided to take a few pictures of some of my framed quilt squares. These are old pieces I have collected and framed to use as art.
These old blue shutters are my "make do wall" on my stairway landing, and are the home of many of these frames pieces! I left each frame different, so as to really highlight the uniqueness of each quilt piece, plus created a wall that warms up my contemporary townhouse, adding some favorite old crocks, and a wooden birdhouse that I love!
A closer view of the left side.
Here is the right side, leading up the stairs!
A sweet pinwheel in a wonderful frame!
Though I do not pretend to be a quilter like some of my very talented friends, I have done some very small quilted pieces and love quilting some of my creations!! Perhaps this book will be just the inspiration I need to tackle something bigger!!!
Wishing you a day filled with Inspiration and Warmth, my friends~~