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Thread: Too Many Quilts Displayed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy90
    What is the number of too many quilts being displayed? I have 3 in my living room, one on couch and one on a couple of chairs. I also have a couple of pillows I made. Also have quilts on the bed and maybe one on the end of the bed also. I hung a quilt in a spare bedroom for display and will change to display quilts. Also have a wall hanging above my sewing area. Is this too much? I know people that do ceramics and have figurines all over the place. A relative said, my house looks to quilty! I just said, I love my quilts and like to look at them. Just curious what others think.
    I want to reply before I am swayed by other responses. I say, display what YOU like. It's your house, your home. That relative is probably a little envious that she doesn't have the time and/or talent to do what you are doing. (My sister once told me about my constantly sewing on quilts to "get a life." I told her this IS my life and the life I choose. BTW both she and her son wrap themselves in quillows that I've made for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosaicthinking
    I completely agree that we should all feel free to decorate our homes just as we please, but considering the tastes of loved ones we share our homes with. On my travels I've spoken to a couple of men who said that one of the few good things about getting divorced was that they could finally decorate their homes they way *they* wanted to. That made me think...
    dh & i have a deal.. he is the finance committee, i am the design committeel lol...

    we have such an old house (circa 1738) that some stuff just doesn't look right in here... hence no purple walls... but i got purple into every quilt...so most rooms have a touch of it anyway...

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    Too many? Maybe if you can't see the furniture, are tripping over them going to the kitchen ... maybe that IS too many.

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    I currently have 5 displayed and am adding to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy90
    What is the number of too many quilts being displayed? I have 3 in my living room, one on couch and one on a couple of chairs. I also have a couple of pillows I made. Also have quilts on the bed and maybe one on the end of the bed also. I hung a quilt in a spare bedroom for display and will change to display quilts. Also have a wall hanging above my sewing area. Is this too much? I know people that do ceramics and have figurines all over the place. A relative said, my house looks to quilty! I just said, I love my quilts and like to look at them. Just curious what others think.
    Am I mistaken or is this YOUR house? Unless you're into looking like a magazine pg., my feeling is that it's my house & it gives me pleasure to look at my work. When I get tired of too many quilts around, then I chg. it.

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    Last night while I was sewing, I watched a video of Simply Quilts that I taped maybe 6 or 7 years ago. It showed the home of a renown quilter (can't remember her name now .. duh) with quilts on the walls, stairway, beds etc... very tasteful, elegant even. She spoke of rotating her quilts seasonally, how she hangs them for display etc.

    When it is our home, we can do as we like. Someone entering our home should only give positive comments, not critical ones. Any negative thoughts should be politely kept to themselves.

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    Hi Lucy!

    I just did a quilt count, I have two flannel and one cotton quilt in my living room, one flannel on my wall quilt rack in my den and one over the back of my recliner. That's 5 now on the main floor!
    One on every bed upstairs (3) and about 8 on my quilt racks in the spare bedroom.....oh my!
    Some of these quilts do go to the lake in the summer, but I don't leave them there over the winter.
    Do I dare count in the closets? Nahhhhh!
    I love my quilts, too, and it's my house!

    See ya soon!

    Bev

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antdebby1
    It's your house, you decorate it the way you want. If your relative thinks it's "too quilty" she can stay home.

    Personally, I think quilts make a house a "home".
    I agree totally!

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    I only counted 9 creations and a couple of pillows in your posting. You are seriously behind the power curve! lol. You need a few wallhangings going up and down the stairs....what do your bathrooms look like? A couple can go there. Quilted shower curtains anybody? How you look on tablerunners? Quilted rugs? (if there is such a thing) lol.
    I bet your house is cozy and warm just the way YOU like it.

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    When you run out of space, you've reached the limit and it's time to stop. As long as you love them and enjoy looking at them don't worry what others think. If relatives think your house is too "quilty", perhaps they should keep it to themselves. If she's comfortable enough to make these comments about something that's obviously dear to you, then perhaps you should be just as candid and tell her you're not interested in hearing her negative opinions about your decor.
    Kind of snarky, but sounds like she could use a lesson in sensitivity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy90
    What is the number of too many quilts being displayed? I have 3 in my living room, one on couch and one on a couple of chairs. I also have a couple of pillows I made. Also have quilts on the bed and maybe one on the end of the bed also. I hung a quilt in a spare bedroom for display and will change to display quilts. Also have a wall hanging above my sewing area. Is this too much? I know people that do ceramics and have figurines all over the place. A relative said, my house looks to quilty! I just said, I love my quilts and like to look at them. Just curious what others think.
    Is there such a thing as too many quilts..news to me..lol..!!

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