Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Quilt

This old farmhouse of ours is beautiful, old, and steeped in history.  Oh we do love it so and feel so lucky to have our own chapter on her almost 250 year old history.

But this winter we've also realized that this old farmhouse is also a cold, drafty place to spend our time!

Since I am a firm believer that homesteading is more than just raising animals and growing a garden, we've set to work winterizing our home.  We have plans for additional insulation, new windows, and window quilts, but first on the list was some new quilts to brighten up the bedrooms and add a new layer to those cold sleeping quarters.

Hadley's bed was the first on the list and I opted to go big on colors with lots of bits and pieces from old clothes I've sewn for the children, and even a few new swatches of purples and yellows to go in this happy little girl's bedroom.  The quilt is definitely not an old fashioned style, but is more along the lines of scrappy, modern and was all put together on just my simple home sewing machine.  To keep the peace in the home (and between the twins) it looks like Finley is next in line for a new quilt.

Tucking Hadley snuggly into a nice warm bed is a perfect way to end these busy days of homesteading and homeschooling.

What have you been sewing lately?


  1. I love how happy and colorful this quilt is!

  2. What a beautiful quilt! I've been wanting to make a quilt for a while since I have a lot of fabric scraps. This has definitely inspired me to give it a try!

    1. This one really is made from mostly scraps.

  3. Love the quilt! Old homes and quilts go hand and hand. Have a great day!