Friday, August 15, 2014

Decorating with Quilts

I started this quilt in 2010 and only work on it while at the cabin.
At Home in the Woods,
by McKenna Ryan.
It will occupy a large, blank wall at the cabin.  
The only problem with working on a quilt over a period of 4 years is you do not have access to the original fabrics anymore.  I have one more long block to fuse and a few accents and it will be ready for the border.  What I like about her patterns is how the shapes spill into the border.  The star of this quilt, in my opinion, is the Aspen Tree in the upper left border.  You can only see the beginnings of it right now. Perhaps it will be a flimsy by Summer 2015.

In order to finish this project, I visited the Durango Quilt Shop. Our local little shop here in Pagosa Springs closed in March...boohoo! The Durango shop has a fabulous collection of batiks! The best thing I came home with though was a new fusible...Soft Fuse Premium.  I am impressed, but have not tried it on wool yet. It is, however, extremely superior for a fusible applique project like this one. Very light weight and strong.

The cabin is the perfect place for decorating with quilts.
 A flannel quilt draped over the chair with a Kim Diehl design on the wall.
 A Kathleen Tracy quilt draped over the staircase railing. See that big blank wall...that is where the McKenna Ryan quilt will hang.
 Bear in the Woods, by Liberty Homestead alongside some of my photography. I am a wanna be wildlife photographer. LOL! The quilt hanger is by Summer Sky Creations. They do a great job at custom hangers!
Seasonal small quilts.
Small quilts on the dining table, designed by Miss Rosies Quilt Co.
A log cabin quilt on our bed, designed by Kim Diehl.
The guest bedroom with another Kim Diehl quilt on the bed and a Jo Morton design on the wall.

Hope you have enjoyed the quilt tour.
How do you decorate with quilts?


  1. Loved seeing all your quilts in your cabin. A super place to display all those awesome quilts.

  2. Wow! So many beautiful quilts! Love how you have the quilt on the diagonal in that last photo.

  3. So many beautiful quilts! They really make your cabin warm and cozy. The first one looks really challenging!

  4. I enjoyed the tour very much. The cabin is a fabulous back drop for all your beautiful work. You seem to have a few Kim Diehl rooms. Are you expecting a visit?

  5. Thank you for the tour. It was most enjoyable. Your quilt will be a show stopper on that big white wall. It is already so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love the quilts on the cabin walls. I want to come stay there with you! I have never done one of the McKenna quilts but have often admired the designs.

  7. SO fun to have a tour of your cabin with all of your lovely quilts displayed. The McKenna quilt is Amazing and you have a perfect place to hang it :-D

  8. Your cabin looks like a quilter's paradise! I love how you decorated each room with beautiful quilts!
    Such a warm and welcoming look!

  9. Now where did you say your cabin was located? The address is... ? :)

    It's beautiful - you've decorated it perfectly with your gorgeous quilts. Good job!

  10. What a fantastic array of your gorgeous work! I just keep taking the tour, but am smitten with the whimsical pumpkin, flower, bird with the splashy border.

  11. The cabin is lovely and the quilts add such a nice touch.
    The nature quit is amazing!!


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