FALL FESTIVAL week 2!!!

WEEK 2 ~
Link up where anything FALL is welcomed!  So excited to visit everyone.  I got such great inspiration from last week!  Thank you all so much.
This week
there’s
a
GIVEAWAY!
A Boo-licious Giveaway.
ANYONE can enter!
But there’s an extra entry if you link up.
All I ask is that you follow this blog & leave a comment.
Leave a separate comment if you linked up…
tweeting, follow/like This Blessed Nest on FACEBOOK or mentioning it elsewhere gives you another entry.
Just leave me a separate comment for each activity that you choose to do!
Now on with the Festival!!!
I know many of you have been to fairs and or festivals’ exhibits where they feature quilts, right?
Have I ever mentioned that I married into a family of quilters???  As in,
 Fair, Fall Festival Blue Ribbon winners of quilters???  Yep, I did.
We have many quilts in our home.  Many.
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Most are in great condition, others we wouldn’t dare use just for the memory sake & heirloom value of it.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t display them for the art that they truly are…
So, here we go again with an old frame. A $10.99 frame at our local thrift store:
Here’s the  front:
But I was more interested in the back of the frame:
I needed a solid piece so I could attach a quilt & wrap the ends around the frame using upholstery tacks & stripping boards so I wouldn’t damage the quilt.
Which gave us:

Our framed treasured flour sack quilt.
You see, every piece of fabric on this quilt is from flour sacks. One that was made by hand (EVERY stitch) by my husband’s aunt.  This particular quilt is a lap quilt.  Of course we never used it.  But I got the idea from my friend Sarah to hang it over our bed.

So we could see it everyday & feel the love & labor that went into making this work of art.
Just so you could appreciate it a little more, I thought I would also share the chairs his aunt sat in to make this quilt years & years ago.
I figured the best compliment to this flour sack quilt is to make flour sack *like* pillows.  Plus, I think this looks alot more Fall-like then the pink ones I had for Spring & Summer. 
Don’t you think???
Okay, now it’s time to link up!
Don’t forget about the GIVEAWAY & leave a separate comment for every activity that you choose to do!
You do NOT have to link up to enter for the giveaway.
Just leave a comment.
p.s.  this bag is brought to you by Bag Full of Posies.
I just listed 2 of these, if anyone wants to buy one right now. ;)
Don’t forget to mix & mingle!
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THANK YOU!

Comments

  1. says

    Kellie,
    You are the hostess with the mostess! What a fun linky party and I love all the layers of Fall going on at our house! The quilt looks fantastic and the pillows complete the warm and inviting look. The bag from your shop is perfect to get into the holiday spirit! Have a fabulous day.

    April

  2. says

    Thanks for hosting such a festive fall party. It really has inspired me :) Love your flour sack quilt, great idea turning it into wall art, and those pillows are too cute.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments!

  3. says

    Wow…how lucky to have all those family quilts and what a great way to display the lap quilt. I also love your pillows they are pretty spectacular! Thanks for hosting this great party…so many creative women and ideas.

  4. says

    Those pillows are absolutely the best!! Do you sell them in your Etsy shop? I love the addition of the upholstery tape, too. It adds another layer of detail.
    You are very lucky to have all the heirloom quilts from your family members.
    ~ Sue

  5. says

    Hi Kellie, love your quite idea…. and the giveaway is so cute…. already a follower..and linked up the give away on my blog

    Thanks for hosting this awesome idea I’m so loving this link up.

  6. says

    That is a great way to repurpose a quilt. The pillows are wonderful! They could be put just about anywhere in the house. How did you do the “writing”? Is it embroidery, screenprint, stencil? Very cool!

  7. says

    Yet again, you amaze me. That is a beautiful idea to hang a special quilt above your bed, I love it. And the new pillows, did you make those?

    I linked this week, sorry I didn’t get to last week, busy with the trip. Lovin’ your Fall Festival!

    xo

  8. says

    Hi Kellie! I also *heart* your staircase…and those pumpkins and lil’ mice are to die for! Thanks so very much for the sweet comments you left on my blog…you made me smile!
    I would LOVE to carry your Halloween tote around with me:)
    Happy Day:)
    Theresa

  9. says

    Your hanging quilt is aweseome! Love the idea – I have a quilt made by my grandmother for me as a baby and I havne’t know what to do iwth it – now I do! WOO HOO
    THanks Paula in Idaho

  10. says

    At Last I have made it to mingle, busy, busy, day. I have been dreaming of getting to this point in my day, I can’t wait to visit everyone and be inspired. As normal you have already inspired me and given me more ideas than I know what to do with. I love you bed, the quilt, the pillows, the chairs…. it is all wonderful and the bag is a cutie. Oh ans the mice, I thought of you the other night when I saw them at Micheals I wondered if you would bring them back out this year, so glad you did. After all my painting is done, I may try to get some.

    Love the party, thanks for having it. Have a great week,

    Cha Cha

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