Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Hanging a Vintage Quilt-Tackle It Tuesday

The weekend I went to the auction, I also went to another auction where I only bought two things. One of them was this vintage quilt...it's the perfect light and bright quilt I was looking for for our room. I tried it on our bed, but decided that the Rachel Ashwell quilt would probably hold up to washings better. I hadn't figured out what to put over our bed, so I hung the vintage quilt there. I just put up a rod from Walmart and used some curtain clips I already had to hang it. It seems like a pretty good way to hang it since I put a lot of clips across there to distribute the weight. I did it tonight....Hubby is working some weird hours so he's sleeping during the day.
You can click on the image to see it larger. The quilt has a wonderful appliqué border and such pretty prints. It also has some red in it...though I didn't catch any in this shot. I love red and pretty much every room has at least a little red.
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12 comments:

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

Oh, I'm a quilt girl and that one gives me goosebumps! It looks just PERFECT above your bed! It seems to have finished your makeover project to a T.

Judy said...

I like that quilt hanging over your bed. It looks good there. What a pretty quilt. I'm always afraid to buy one when I see one. I don't know what they're worth or how to care for them.

Karen said...

That looks beautiful. As a quilter, I can appreciate how beautiful that quilt is. What a great find you got at the auction!

Julie said...

I love love love Estate sales like that...but it sure can separate me from my money!!! I adore your quilt and think it looks really beautiful on the wall.

pedalpower said...

Thanks for sharing in my quilty happiness.

Jan I wish my bedroom was finished, but I seem to be going at it a wall at a time. 2 walls down and 2 to go!

Jennifer said...

I like the idea of quilt as headboard! It looks alot like a quilt my mother has on her bed that her grandmother made for her.

Sonja said...

I love the color in the quilt! It goes so nice in your bedroom. It looks great on the wall. Good choice.

Wagonwife Designs said...

First thanks for your kind comment on my blog. It is a labor of love I assure you.
I was thrilled to view your blog.
I used to blog on a quilt site.
So this one is certainly after my own heart. Beautiful.

Dot said...

I think it makes the ceiling look higher. It's a wonderful compliment to the quilt on the bed and the wall color!

Bonnie said...

What a great idea and it looks perfect in your room!

Melanie said...

Beautiful quilt, what a find! And it goes so well in your room. I've hung quilts instead of drapes before, but I really like it behind the bed, might have to try that myself.

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Oh - this looks BEAUTIFUL!!!! I need to start doing "tackle it tuesday" - maybe I'll get more accomplished!! LOL...Donna