Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cover story

Do you use your quilts for things other then beds? We live in an older home, so sometimes I use quilts to cover areas that would normally not be seen.

A few years ago I made this pattern.

It was actually half of a pattern that was published in a magazine. It is the perfect size to cover the electrical box in our hallway.

A friend of mine made a mini quilt to cover her breaker box.

Here's what she said -
The pics are of the 36 x16 mini quilt I made to cover the breaker box in the hallway from the side door to the kitchen. I did 4 inch squares of red and covered half of the square diagonally with light colored selvages! It was really fun and easy! Then I just had fun arranging and rearranging the 'half-square triangle squares'.

Such a clever idea for using selvages. How do you use your quilts in your home??

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25 comments:

Lisa said...

Great idea! I like to display my quilts in my kitchen--such an unexpected place--but I love the "home-y-ness" it gives the kitchen. I would love to get rid of my TV set and stack my quilts in the TV cabinet and leave the cabinet doors open...it reminds me of how they display them in the stores.

call me crazy said...

Very cute quilt-covers! :-) I have a few quilts hanging~ on the walls, over the stair rail and change them often. I love seeing the quilts everyday! :-)

Julia said...

How smart are you!

Mary said...

I have quilts hanging in every room. In my guest bath there are 2 flamingo quilts, as it is decorated with flamingos. Guest room has Yellow and red wallhanging and red and yellow quilt on bed. Some quilts are changed with seasons. I don't own any "blankets" anymore. We use quilts on each bed. I love them. You can never have too many.

lv2scpbk said...

That's a great idea to cover up those breaker boxes.

John'aLee said...

Great idea....I have one of those breaker boxes in my hallway down to the basement that I have been wondering how to deal with!

Thelma said...

What clever girls...It wasn't until just the last year that I even got my quilts out. I was afraid something would happen to them. Now that I've made more I'm not so paranoid! I throw my quilts over the bannisters and have them hanging on racks, nothing very original, but at least they're out of the closet.

Sonia said...

Wish I had thought of it. :) Thanks for sharing this idea. I have an electric panel in my home office that would much better covered up by a beautiful quilt. Most of the quilts I make go to others but I do have a few that hang on the wall.

Becky said...

Great idea! I've used quilts to teach my students lessons, but never tried to cover something up. Maybe, I should just drape a quilt over my husband's recyliner. We wouldn't have to purchase a new one that way:)

Allie said...

I love both of those! I use small quilts to cover areas too - especially all the nail holes I have in my room, lol!

{All Thingz Related} said...

What a great way to hide those ugly breaker boxes! I may have to use this idea! Thanks for sharing @ ANYTHING RELATED!
~Rebekah

Michelle May said...

Clever...very clever!

ivoryspring said...

That is absolutely CLEVER, Jocelyn! I love that wallhanging you made.

Terri Smith said...

Ingenious idea! Thank you Sweet Jocelyn for sharing such a remarkable alternative. Hope you've been well. With the arrival of Spring, I've been busy preparing my lawn and garden, and trying to paint in-between. Enjoyed my visit here tonight so very much!

Blessings, Joy and Tuesday Sunshine, Terri

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Ah - quilts are so useful for so many things. Great idea! Your quilt is so cute. I love to see what you make.

Suzie said...

That's a nice idea! I have quilts hanging almost everywhere, I change them according to the seasons, I never have enough!

Crispy said...

I'm sorry to say I don't have any quilts displayed on my walls....I need to start making small quilts. I love this idea!!

Crispy

Notjustnat said...

Yes I do that all the time. I use quilt as table cloth. I use an old quilt as washing cover. I like both of the little quilts. Thanks for sharing - Hugs Nat

Diane H said...

Much prettier than looking at electrical panels and I really love the wire hanger too!

Sewn With Grace said...

I see a lot of things made from selvedges lately, I'm intrigued...have a blessed day!

Dena said...

I'm ashamed to admit that I only have two quilts in my home. One was a gift from my MIL and it is on our bed. The second is a wall hanging that is hung on a wall in my kitchen. It was my first quilting project. Clever idea to use them to cover eye sores throughout your home.

Bunny said...

Love those box covers. I love to wrap myself in a quilt and then I have them on the wall going up the stairs. I have them on the beds and on the bannister. Thanks for stopping by.

Carrie P. said...

Great idea! I have used them as table cloths when I have company and have draped some small ones over my kitchen chairs.

Shelly said...

I use them just about everywhere because I don't have space to keep them all stacked and stored. I used to have a big one hanging on my kitchen wall to cover the hole that I'm currently making into a pantry. I took it down when I started the pantry, and now it's on my bed. I also am using one as a "bedroom door". And we use some to cover the furniture, since they're easy to take off and wash and put right back on and it protects the upholstery from the cats. Then I have some on the wall, some on a ladder, some on a quilt rack (or two), and some in a cabinet. They're everywhere!

Cathy said...

I just LOVE your dark red triangle stipped wall hanging. I would love to make one like that!! It speaks to me!