Thursday, January 05, 2017

Friend quilt!

A few months ago my friend Paula and I exchanged quilts.  Paula made a Sue Spargo design but added a lot of her own ideas to it.  I had made candy corn - a take on a vintage Southern Top I bought at a country auction in South Carolina.

I'm embarrassed to say it has taken me this long to get it up on the wall!
On the left is the quilt I made and on the right is the Paula made

In my defense this quilt is made from wool, silk and cottons with lots of embellishment. So I didn't want the quilt to get sunlight...didn't want it to be near any vents where it could get moisture or dust.  And on top of that it is a mid sized quilt so need a decent amount of wall space.

Add to that I wanted folks to see it when they visit the house...phew.

So now this quilt hangs in the hallway off of the dining-room.  You can glimpse it from the front foyer so perhaps it will pull visitors into the house?!

5 comments:

Janet O. said...

It looks like an amazing creation. It would certainly draw me deeper into your home if I caught a glimpse of it.
I think Candy Corn is really a fun quilt!

AnnieO said...

Beautiful! It's a big dilemma trying to find a non sunny but appropriately light enough display space, I agree!

judyquilts said...

They are both beautiful quilts!

Dawn said...

Both beautiful quilts. A wonderful exchange!

O'Quilts said...

very nice