Stacey & John's Crazy Quilt of An Apartment
(Image: Ann Manubay & Dabney Frake)
I love this idea! (And can't wait for other ATers to post links to images of other quilts doing double duty as headboards!) I have my bed against a slate gray wall and think a pop of color from a quilt might be just what I need.
This is lovely and serene (which I think a bedroom should always be). The warm whites are great with the vibrant colors.
When I read 'deep teal' I thought, 'oh, no...' But that is a GREAT color. And the textile is gorgeous.
I can hear Martha Stewart in my head saying, "That's not a quilt."
She'd be right. Quilting binds a layer of insulation between two pieces of fabric, by knots or stitches. It is, however, a lovely piece of vintage Brunschwig & Fils.
A note to anyone who might consider doing this with a vintage quilt they have strong, positive feelings for: don't. This is a terrible way to store a quilt, unless you don't mind if it falls apart. The pull of gravity will put serious stress on the top of the textile, eventually causing fraying, holes, torn seams. Also, light damage (bleaching.)Best practices for quilt storage: flat (or folded if you must,) lined with archival tissue, in an archival storage box (meaning acid and lignin-free,) at a consistent temperature, low humidity, and in the dark while being checked periodically for pest infestations.I know, super practical.Sincerely, your future conservator
I have actually done this same thing with a rich, dark, brown wall and with an Indian Sari. The Sari has beautiful gold and teal colors that go really well with the brown and I have it hanging all the way to the ceiling.
LOL I was confused by the 'quilt' title... It's so not a quilt. But, it IS gorgeous! Well done! :)
What color did they use???? I love it and want it :D
whats the thing used to hang the quilt called? I'm looking to try this out and I've looked up poster hanger but its way to small! :P is it just a very thin curtain rail with ropes?HELP!
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