|Senior Editor Elizabeth Tisinger Beese &|
Design Director Nancy Wiles
Quilt on table is Elizabeth's Prairie Garden~PWSC Journey Three displayed on top of a coverlet.
This photo shows Nancy fluffing my American Gothic quilt to stylize it for Greg to shoot the quilt and all the samplers that are hanging on the wall you can't see (photo on pg 19 in the magazine). The Bear Paw quilt on the wall behind the sofa was my first quilt acquisition. I purchased the top from a fellow teacher at a quilt shop where we both worked long before I knew how to quilt. I love it so much, I decorated the entire living room around that quilt. Blues and greens are a favorite color combo for me. The quilt on the wall behind the blue chair is called A Light In The Window from my Prairie Women's Sewing Circle club ~ Journey Three.
Lynne Hagmeier gifted to me. I've turned the drawer into a narrow shelf, and think they all make a good nineteenth century vignette.
Here's how it all looks on any given day. The quilt draped over the blue chair is Union Blues, and the other is a quilt I made long ago for my family to use, and for which there isn't a pattern. You might spot our little Yorkie, Bella, in one of her favorite spots in the house, with her head in between the stair rails.
I love old samplers as much as I love quilts. I own three with dates in the 1700's, and the rest, nearly thirty more, are all dated in the 1800's. I have some reproduction samplers mixed in with the vintage samplers on the wall in this room, and repros and vintage samplers are displayed all over the house.
Scraps From Home, from PWSC-Journey One. Love the combo of round yo-yos, and straight lines of the Flying Geese, finished with a soft scalloped border. Also pictured is the Star Strings Pinkeep, which has a quilt included in the same pattern. Both are terrific scrap-buster projects!!
Well, that's all for now. I don't want to bore you to death! I'll post more pictures of my home and sewing room in my next post.
Until then....hope you find some time for stitching and other delights that feed your soul.