Saturday, June 16, 2012

Another hangup!

The other day, DH was not happy .... he was complaining .... the entrance looked just too bare.  The entrance needed some oomph.   It is a huge entrance (for us, anyway) and DH suggested a quilt would do the trick.  Not a problem.  Which quilt should we hang up?  Since it was his idea, he got to pick the quilt.  He wanted my Blazing Star quilt.  So, out to Home Depot we went to buy the pole and brackets (we are using a 10ft. long 1/2" electrical conduit pipe and 3/4" pipe brackets that he cut in half with a special hand metal cutting saw) to hold the pole up (3 brackets were needed).  Now, I tell you this was a c. h. o. r. e.  See the ladder?  That is how we have to hang up this quilt; plus another step ladder that is on the landing.  I'm nearly 6' tall and the quilt measures 98" long and you can see how much height there is above my head.  Someone had to climb up that ladder and it wasn't me!  :o)
My Blazing Star quilt is my first big quilt that I ever made.  Even back then (24 yrs. ago), I was playing around with the original pattern by making it my own.  See the outer star borders?  Yep, that is how I changed this pattern to make it into a good bed size quilt.  The quilt is wonky, to say the least, and a good bit of masking tape is helping to keep it straight and hanging correctly on the wall.
Since my quilt didn't have a sleeve and DH couldn't wait for me to sew a sleeve onto the back, we used curtain rings that have clips to hold the quilt up.  The quilt would look better with a sleeve; but there is no hurry to get that ladder out and take the quilt down and fix it.  As I said, this was a c.h.o.r.e.  Can you guess that this quilt will be hanging here for a while?
 Here is another view of how it looks coming from the living room.
 This view is from our front door and of course, Miss Ashes had to get into the photo!  :o)
Wonky or not .... I'm proud to display this old quilt of mine and it sure makes an entrance! 

Have a great day, eh!

17 comments:

Manuela said...

It's a beautiful Quilt.
I love Lone Stars.

Greetings Manuela

Karen said...

I have a wall hanging size quilt hung way up high in the living room above a ledge. I have antique sewing machines sitting on the ledge. Same quilt for 10 years. I remember we got it down and washed it once. It is not an easy thing to get up there, take it down and then back up to hang it straight again.

Annette said...

Such a stunning quilt. It looks perfect hanging there for everyone to enjoy. Beautiful!

Karen said...

Well done!! The effort was worth it - now it's not sitting in a closet but out for all to enjoy.

Mary said...

It is beautiful. What a wonderful place to display it.

paulette said...

Wow!! Magnificent!!
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Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Love your quilt. Makes a very nice entrance to your home.

Grit said...

Der Quillt ist ein Traum. Wunderschön.
liebe Grüße Grit

VikiVictoria said...

I've been enjoying reading all the past postings you've made. I can't help but feel a kindred spirit about your love of hand quilting and the quilts you make. LOVE the Lone Star on the wall. I too recently set up a schedule/commitment to quilt at least an hour a day BEFORE I leave for work. It sets the tone for the day for me and leaves me feeling quite accomplished if I accomplish nothing else that day. AND it guarantees me that I'll have a finished quilt to bring big smiles. What a find you are…..

Marls said...

WOW that looks fantastic. Your husband chose well-the quilt looks like it was madw for that spot.

Nana said...

Wow, this is beautiful and I love the colors.

Nana

Fiesta said...

You should be proud. It is spectacular! I live the making tape idea. It seems like my air condition likes to flip m quilts.

Sharon said...

What a fabulous entrance for you, that quilt is amazing. You have huge walls in your new house! It must have been waiting for a quilter to move in and make it home. Good luck with all the unpacking and sorting,

Anonymous said...

WOW, its like a museum. How wonderful to have a grand place to display your works of art.
Maryk

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It is just gorgeous hanging there!

Teresa said...

I don't see anything wonky about your quilt - its beautiful.

MARCIE said...

Your quilt looks fabulous! How lucky to have such a great place to display it.