Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Home Tour

One of the biggest fundraisers for the Greenfield Historical Society is the annual Holiday Home Tour. Our neighbors Dorothy and John were on this year's tour, and I was honored to have a few of my quilts and quilt tops displayed in their home. Here, have a look.

Eventide made with Roman Holiday fabric found a cozy spot on a shelf of the family room cabinet.

This quilt top looks perfect draped over a bench in the hallway. It's a Thimbleberries pattern called Hourglass.

The TV cabinet in John's office was a perfect spot to nestle my Stars and Stepping Stones in a basket perched on top. It is hand pieced.

Two quilts adorn the china cupboard in the dining room. Both patterns are by Thimbleberries; the one on top is September Stars made with some French General fabric; the one inside is Confetti Stars.

In a rocker in the master bedroom, my Jacob's Ladder found a place to show off. To this point, all the quilts are technically quilt tops. I didn't realize I had so many that were red and white until I pulled them all out of the closet. The next two are actually finished quilts.

And again, I have a Thimbleberries pattern. This is Carolina Lily; I machine pieced it and my grandmother hand quilted it. We draped it over a door between the family room and hallway.

This Churn Dash quilt was one I hand pieced and Grandma hand quilted. It is draped over the master bedroom door.

I think by now you get a sense of the age of Dorothy's house; it was built in 1853. I just love the woodwork around the doors and windows.

 Even more impressive than the door and window woodwork are the three fantastic fireplaces in the house. The one above is located in John's office.

This is the fireplace in the dining room.

I forgot to take a picture of the family room fireplace on the day of the tour, so I went back over and took this picture after some of the decorations had been moved. It actually shows the fantastic woodwork more clearly.

So now you have toured Dorothy and John's home. It was easily the prettiest home on the tour - but I might be a little bit biased. *wink*

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. very pretty and your quilts look right at home.

  2. I would move in to Dorothy and John's house this second!! So beautiful, festive, and an excellent way to show off your quilts Jayne.

  3. The house looks beautiful, and your quilts and tops look wonderful there.


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