Handmade quilts add a cozy feeling of warmth to a room, especially when the backdrop is a knotty pine wall. A few days ago, we were blessed to receive from my father-in-law, Richard, three vintage quilts that had been passed down in the family. He included with the gift two beautiful quilt racks that he had built. (Thank you, Dad!!)
Each of the quilts is about 80 years old and has been preserved lovingly all that time.
We decided to place the quilts where we would see them regularly, and so we put them in areas of the house that we use every day. One quilt rack went into our living room and the other is placed at the top of the stairs near our bedrooms.
Before placing the quilts on the racks, I spread each one out on the bed in the master bedroom so that I could take a few photos to share. One of the quilts was signed in embroidery by the woman who made it; its quilt blocks feature the letters of the alphabet.
One of the other quilts has a similar color scheme to the alphabet quilt, but this one features flowers in its quilt blocks.