New Finish and Patriotic Home Tour

Hello Everyone and Happy 4th of July to all my American friends and happy weekend to all others. Today I have a new quilting finish and a parade of my patriotic quilts and displays. It’s heavy on pictures but I hope you enjoy it. It was too much to link back to the original post on each of the quilts, but if you have any questions, just ask in the comments.

First up, the finish!

The Mini Chandelier Table Runner by Lella Boutique is quilted! You can find the details here. I free motion quilted it with wavy lines and it only took a couple of hours to quilt.

All the fabrics came from my quilting stash. Because it is so long, I didn’t have enough of one fabric that I wanted to use so I pieced the back.

I kept thinking that it was sooo long, but when I put it on the island, it fit perfectly.

I ended up making a new flower arrangement for the island, too. After the 4th, I’ll remove the stars and flag and add either daisies or sunflowers.

This is the lounge area behind the couch. You’ll find as we tour the room, we have an eclectic mix, with antiques mixed in with other styles. To the left of the chairs is the cradle that’s been in my husband’s family for over 100 years.

A close up of the cradle.

We are now in the living area and one of my all time favorite minis, Mini Fireworks by Thimble Blossom. You saw the basket of smalls in an earlier post.

On the back of the love seat is also one of my favorite quilts, The New Hexagon, all English Paper Pieced with Bonnie and Camille fabrics.

The Blackbird cross stitch pieces are sitting on the antique desk that belonged to my husband’s grandmother.

We’ve moved into the dining area now. (Can you tell that this is a big square room with kitchen, lounge, living and dining all in one)?

I replaced our old comforter with this white one just so I could display different quilts at the end of our bed.

I’ve got two quilts hanging up in my basement sewing studio.

Most of the display pieces stay the same here except for the two quilts. I will change them periodically, but not necessarily for the season, just ones I want to look at when I’m in my room.

I’ll take you outside, too.

The containers I planted in May with small plants are doing very well!

I made a patriotic flower display by adding the flags to my red, white and “blue” flowers.

I hung the Little Quilts flag quilt on the door and hope the wind won’t blow it away. We will eventually add some wall decorations to the siding on the porch, possibly some stars when we find the right ones.

I hope you enjoyed the displays. I always like to see how others display their quilts and crafts. As you can see, I’m not a big over the top decorator, but I do think I’ll be adding a few things here and there. We need to go antiquing and thrifting!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

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3 Responses to New Finish and Patriotic Home Tour

  1. Lydia says:

    Love how you’ve arranged things-maybe you can come help me with mine! Happy 4th!


  2. Patricia says:

    All you’re projects are beautiful. The yard is pretty also. Happy 4th !


  3. Little Quiltsong says:

    This has been such a lovely tour – and I really love the open concept in your home. Your decorating has made it into a cozy haven. I too enjoy keeping decor to a minimum and just freshen up certain areas. The cradle idea is so unique – love what you did to highlight it. Enjoy your lovely home, Brenda!


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