Growing up, if my mother's nose wasn't buried in a book, she could be found with a needle and thread in hand quilting up something fabulous. I always thought it a shame to keep such things folded up on the couch, only to be viewed on chilly nights. A recent trip to my local Room & Board where I saw something similar inspired me to try a new method of display.
Although hanging a quilt on the wall is nothing new, the idea of framing sections might be. Displaying this artistry within a frame and glass takes it from "that craft your mom did when she was bored" and makes it a handmade modern piece of art.
It won't provide the same warmth that a quilt on your sofa will, but it will bring a sense of the traditional into your space without a single hint of country styling. In addition, it's a great way to make something on your own without feeling like you have to make an entire quilt. Start small and make it shine!
Did you have an item in your home you'd like to incorporate, albeit for nostalgic or styling choices, and just can't figure out how to bring them into the modern age? Let us know below!
(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)