Posted by Gina O'Brien on 24th Jul 2012
COUNTRY QUILTS THROUGH THE SEASONS
*As the weather outside improves and trees begin to bloom, our first inclination is to break out the flip-flops and head to the park. Country quilts are ideal for resting in the sun or picnicking under a shady tree.
*Quilts are a perfect addition to your porch. Lawn furniture and swings are twice as comfortable when covered with a country quilt. Pair your favorite quilt with a set of coordinating pillows. Guests at summertime barbecues will never want to leave.
*Choose quilt themes that coordinate with the season. A gorgeous red, white and blue quilt will garner as much attention as a patriotic banner when the 4th of July rolls around.
*When the kids go back to school, Mother Nature often seems uncertain. It’s shorts one day and jackets the next. Keep a couple of quilts on each bed. Cotton quilts are made of porous fabric that can breathe, so it’s always comfortable whether it’s warm or cool.
* Some quilts are so beautiful that they never make it to the bedroom. Country quilts and throws look great when displayed on ledges, stairways and balconies.
*When quilts are used or displayed regularly, they may need to be replaced after a few years. If the damage is isolated, making country style curtains from the quilt is an option. Panels are simple enough for anyone to sew. Old quilts are also perfect for making pillow tops as well.
*Recover old dining room chairs with quilt pieces for a modern shabby chic look. Floral patterns mixed with bold stripes are a perfect way to bring the beauty of spring into your home regardless of the weather outside.
Country quilts are made with love. Perhaps that’s why they are always in style! Fill your home with welcome by using quilts throughout the year.