The arrival of summer means it's time to change the quilts again. They are a cheery lot. I need to pull the rolls of wall hangings out of the living room cupboard.
This spring "poster" quilt has been hanging in my office.
It has been replaced with this farm inspired one from Country Threads first book way back in the late 80's.
The Village Sampler (made with a little help from my friends) in the dining room now gets a chance to rest on the guest bed.
And my first "blue ribbon" quilt comes back out of hibernation. It's a pattern that ran back in 1996 in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine -- it was hard!!
Redbud spring has cheered up the living room all spring.
And now my English version of my pattern Houses of Hope (you buy this one for the easy picket fence pattern which can be adapted to use with any quilt) is the quilt for the summer. I made it to remember my walking adventures in the English countryside of Dorset County.
The large wall in the living room is reserved for the "masterpieces" -- this winter it was the applique quilt I made for my oldest daughter -- nice to be able to display it since we live together.
For the summer, it will be my overzealous, intimidating teaching sample for my workshop using Marti Michell's Double Wedding Ring templates. I got carried away and have since had to make a less intimidating sample -- I do show this to my students but not until the very end of the workshop!!
It was a cool spring here in Northeast Ohio so the quilt on the back of the sofa was used!
I hope I don't need to use this one during the summer but it's one of my favorites and it was made to match my living room curtains (with the help of my friends, again).
Last but not least, there needs to be a quilt on the porch swing out front! This is a rescued top that I've grown quite fond of since getting it quilted!
Now I suppose I better put all the quilts away that have been traveling with me to lectures and workshops this spring.
The cats will be disappointed -- they enjoy sleeping on top of this pile!
Do you display some of your quilts around your home?
Have a good day!!