At Christmas, my husband made a fireplace for me. In addition to giving me another opportunity for decorating (and hanging the stockings I may eventually finish), I now a big space over a fireplace mantel, perfect for displaying seasonal quilts. I’ve always rotated seasonal quilts throughout the house, but with this new wall, I need to make some more!
I want an Americana quilt that uses softer, more rustic reds, whites/beiges, and blues. Not primaries, not cutesy, not primitive. I will probably piece it instead of doing as much applique as I did for the last two quilts.
I made this one for Christmas. I used a sort of vintage/folksy/rustic/elegant theme for Christmas last year, but I wanted a quilt that would be versatile enough to accommodate different styles of Christmas decor.
I left the Christmas quilt up until I finished the Valentines Day quilt. This quilt was a little more challenging because I knew it would probably stay up longer – I didn’t want it to be too specifically Valentine-y. But here it is, after Memorial Day, after Flag Day, and getting close to Independence Day! So I took it down today, and that wall looks embarrassed without any
clothes quilts on. If I wait much longer, I could just segue into autumn, right?
Do you have seasonal quilts? How often do you change them? Where do you display them?