Sunday, August 24, 2008

Quilt accomplishments

It's been a busy week! A friend came and helped me hang quilts in my house...something I have been wanting to do for several years! The Blue and Pink quilt is in my bedroom. I really like the quilt hangers which I found in a local quilt shop, since you don't have to add a hanging sleeve to each quilt!! My plan is to change out all of the quilts several times a year... Remember you can see the details on each quilt by clicking on the photo, then a larger version will appear.
The teapot and tea cup quilt are in the sitting area in my bedroom. I was making two of these quilts one for me and one for a dear friend, who passed away before I could finish the moral of the story is...don't let those projects pile up!
This flag quilt is in the bonus room, which has a red, white and denim blue theme. I have finished putting the binding on this one in the last few weeks.
This is another one that has had the binding added in the past few weeks. A interesting story about this quilt is that I purchased it as an "antique top" in a Quilt shop in Payson, Arizona about 10 years ago. It was only $50. I truly doubt it is an "antique" much of the fabric is matching, I am guessing it was made in the 80's with both new and old fabrics (shirting used on the light sections). It was hand quilted by the Tualatin Senior Center.
Here's a quilt I made for my mom, while she was going through Chemo. When she passed away, it came back to me. Now it hangs by the treadmill, which also makes a great temporary hanger for quilts!

In addition, this weekend, I have sewed the binding on the front of 5, yes five quilts, so they are ready to take with me on vacation the first week in September! I'm making great progress as I try to catch up on sewing and scrapbooking, before it is back to school on September 12th!


Vicki W said...

What lovely displays for your home! I really love that little flag quilt. Was that a pattern?

dot said...

Very nice. I like all the quilts. So nice to display them like that. Where did you find those hangers?

Teresa said...

WOW, I am amazed at all the bindings you have gotten sewn on. Your quilts are beautiful and it must be like a gallery in your home. I think my favorite of all is the teacup one and I would love to do something like that for a little nook I have in my kitchen. It must have been a lot of fun hanging these!

artfilstitch said...

Your quilts are arranged beautifully in your house. I love all of them,the colors and patterns go so well together. The UFO's are going down in record number..:>) Great Job!

Quilt crazy said...

The hangers are made by a company called Hang Ups. Web site is They recommend to space them 12 to 18 inches apart. I used two on a 44 inch quilt. I have seen them in several Oregon Quilt shops (Corvallis, Philomath, etc)