A couple years ago I had Christmas at my home. It was a quiet time, just my mother and I, but the house was festively decorated with quilts. I was thinking about the idea of decorating with quilts recently because The Quilt Complex had a New York Beauty once owned by Phyllis George, which I am soon adding to my collection. George's book, Living With Quilts, is unique in its presentation of quilts as objects to be enjoyed around the home, and not just on beds.
When decorating for Christmas, the theme was red, white and green, but I bent the rules slightly to include an 1830s Sunburst Diamonds quilt with madders, browns, double pink and butterscotch. It looked marvelous in the front foyer.
Upstairs in the loft, I had a dazzling red and white Mariner's Compass from the 1840s, made in Burlington County, New Jersey - near where our family once lived.
I was in Maine for Christmas this year, so I didn't decorate the house. Maybe next year I'll deck the halls once more. Happy New Year!!