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Tour of Quilts

When we first moved to San Francisco and got settled in, I did a room by room tour of the art on the walls.  Now that we’ve been here a few months, I thought it was about time I did something similar in our new apartment… this time a tour of quilts!  The cats will be our guides as usual.
(Mostly because I haven’t gotten it together to get all our art up yet.)
Let’s start at the beginning… the kitchen and living room are the first things you see as you enter.
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
First up is my new favorite piece of “furniture” – my quilt ladder!  (More details here.)
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
I usually give away most of the quilts I make, but the few that I’ve kept are here on the ladder.  There’s my very first finished crazy quilt, the Road to Tennessee medallion quilt that I made in San Francisco (who knew it would journey to TN??), and the Rail Fence quilt  that I made to match my BFF’s wedding present.
Moving into the living room, there’s a quilt hanging above the couch – Hillside Houses!  I’m looking forward to hanging more quilts above the couch when I’m ready for a change.
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
The dining room is still a work in progress.  Our little kitchen island doesn’t fit in the kitchen anymore, so now it’s moonlighting as a “bar cart.”
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
The only little quilt (so far) is a table topper on a side table.  I’m thinking of making a bigger table topper or runner for the dining room table.
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
Here’s a peek outside – the cats’ favorite place to hang out! No quilts outside, though.  (Although I’m fascinated by Barn quilts – maybe one day I’ll make a porch version… or maybe over the bed.)
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
Next up is the guest room, AKA the room where everything that doesn’t fit in the living room or bedroom goes to live.  It’s a combo of office stuff, sewing/craft stuff, extra furniture, and a mishmash of a closet.  And also, where we blow up the air mattress for guests.  There are still a couple blank walls, but I’m working on filling them up.
Over the trunk, I hung a makeshift “design wall” that’s just a scrap piece of batting tacked to the wall.  And hey, there’s my Flying Geese quilt in progress.
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
Over the sewing machine I hung a vintage Coca Cola crate for thread storage and a few banners, which I suppose are quilting-related if not actual quilts.
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
I hung my mini quilt collection on one wall using bakers twine – I love having them on display finally!
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
There’s my Ticker Tape Triangle mini…
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
my latest finish for the Michael Miller challenge
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
…and my mini Ticker Tape Seascape.
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
More minis coming soon, hopefully!
Last up is the bedroom and OK, I lied… there are actually no quilts in the bedroom!  Shocking, right?  But here’s a peek anyway…
The Amateur Librarian // Tour of Quilts
I’m still looking for something big over the bed.  Wouldn’t a painted Barn Quilt look cool?
And that’s about it!  (Other than bathrooms and laundry closet).  I love our happy little home and the quilts in every room!
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2 thoughts on “Tour of Quilts

  1. Adorable decor! I love the nautical mini quilts. Can’t wait to see the future quilt on your bedroom wall! love the new coffee table, especially the color.

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