Sunday, October 2, 2011

Three Lake Michigan Beach Boys Quilt --Now in its Home!

This is the quilt that I have posted about earlier at great length!  I wrote 11 posts about the construction of this quilt back in July and August.  As discussed no doubt there, this is the second quilt I've made, based on a photo taken by the mother of the two little boys on the left five years ago.  I gave the quilt to their mother, our daughter Susan, for a recent birthday. Now the quilt is hanging in her home, upstairs in the playroom, a wonderfully sunny sort of loft area that all the bedrooms and the stairway open into.  It is hanging above a sofa that we gave to Susan many years ago, when she started graduate school in North Carolina and had almost no furniture to furnish her apartment.  This sofa has had so many different reupholsterings!  For years it was in our den in our old house.

It is exciting to me to see this quilt now in its new home!  This is such an appropriate spot for it, and I think it looks great hanging here.


  1. What a terrific place the playroom is to hang the Lake Michigan Beach Boys Quilt so the children can enjoy daily how you have translated them and remembered their fun in fabric. I see Susan has repeated the colors of the quilt in the red chair, the navy pillow and finally, the green in the quilted pillow....the rust in the wood of the sofa.

  2. Beautiful and cheerful. I love the sofa story. My folks bought a new sofa for my wedding. I kept it until about a year ago, when it finally gave up the ghost. Like Susan's mine went through may upolsterings, but it was always "the pink couch" to me--even when it was covered in flowers.

  3. I had no idea that the picture itself was so large! Lovely. Great placement.

  4. Looks like your quilt has found the perfect home, Alice! It is just beautiful!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog. YES, I loved the Betsy, Tacy and Tib books, as did my daughter!! So funny you brought that up as they were favorites of mine!!
    Have a great Thanksgiving Alice!