Monday, October 12, 2009


I finally got our new quilt put on the bed!

Here's a closer shot of the star:

And the sides...I'm not super crazy about the swags, but they do hang nicely. And the corners are quilted in a kind of fan pattern which makes them drape really well. Lots of nice detail in the quilting.

I was taken aback by the extra fold at the top for folding over the pillows--neither of us noticed that when the quilt was spread out on the stage at the auction. I don't really like making a bed that way, I like stacking my pillows on top of the quilt and against the headboard, for a pillow nest effect. So I'll have to figure out a way around that part.

Other than that, I love it! We've slept under it for a couple of night now and it's ever so soft and warm. It's fun to sit and look at all the different patterns in the big star, too. I love quilts with lots of different little patterns in them. When I was a kid, I had a baby quilt made by the ladies' sewing circle at either my mom's church or my dad's church, not sure which one...anyway, it had a pale green border and then square patches with tons and tons of tiny squares in every pattern you can think of.

When I got to kindergarten age and had to take a blanket for naptimes, my mom embroidered my name on the side in red thread and I would lay on it at naptime and stare at all the tiny little patterns, all different from each other. I still have the quilt--it's so beat up but still pretty.


Kim said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the swags, actually, and the corners are beautiful. Your story about your baby quilt is so sweet. My favorite was my blankie, that I still have today :)

Martha said...

Ooo! Pretty!

Theresa M. said...

Janelle - Help! I can't log onto my computer to get your address to send my ATCs to you. (Love computer problems). Please email me with your address again - I can check my new email from the web. Sorry for the hold-up. (Oh and I love your new quilt) Thanks - Theresa Maxwell

scrapmom4 said...

I love all of it! Thanks for mentioning the fan quilting in the corner. I never would've seen it, but the thought of that detail makes me happy!

Mimi said...

I love it so much! It's really pretty.

I'd just put my pillows on top, I live on the wild side, I guess.

So sweet about the baby quilt. SIgh.

Donna Wells said...

Very pretty! Nice details. Your bed looks that a queen? It looks small to me. You must do lots of cuddling. Hee hee