Old Fashioned Quilts Live in Modern Homes, Too!

Old Fashioned Quilts Live in Modern Homes, Too!

Amanda Johnson
Dec 7, 2010

When opening wedding gifts from our family, my husband and I were a bit disappointed to receive an old fashioned quilt from Grandma — instead of the modern duvet cover we had put on our registry. After I discovered she has actually hand stitched it herself, I felt sheepish for my disappointment, and decided to put the quilt on our bed even if it didn't "go with" the modern decor. Now, after three years of living with it, I've discovered my love for Grandma's handiwork and for mixing modern decor with old fashioned quilts. Check out these inspiring quilts and online resources!

It's funny now how my tolerance for the quilt has turned into a bit of a quilt obsession. Now I find excuses to visit antique shops and antique malls while traveling, hunting for unique hand stitched quilts and haggling for deals. I have them displayed on my wall, folded on benches, and, of course, covering my bed. Next up? Learning how to actually make my own quilt!

Here are some quilt inspiration and resources:

1: Hi + Low (blog)
2: Katherine May
3&4: Carson Too
5: Urban Outfitters
6: Anthropologie

Image: Design Sponge, Amanda Johnson

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