A Window Quilt
I finished up this window quilt for Daisy’s room a few weeks ago. Even though we have those fancy gas filled energy star windows in the house, the glass always seems cold to me. This quilt has helped keep the room warmer during the night and when the sun isn’t out.
I added a simple tension rod and use it to pull up the quilt to let the sun in. When it’s up it looks sort of like a balloon curtain. Next is to decide on a curtain for this room, I’m thinking a lace, but that will have to wait a bit longer.
Window quilts have been a New England tradition for many, many years. Back when the old colonial houses were built the glass was simple single thickness glass and the houses had no insulation and they were drafty. The women of the day would do anything to help keep the cold out.
I think the pastel colors help the room be a bit more girlie. She also has a toss pillow with the same patchwork fabric.This room was for our client who LOVED the Boston Red Sox and that was the theme of the room so the bright blue worked well.
Come spring when I can open the windows I would like to repaint the room to better fit a little girl…I’m thinking sun flower golden yellow. Daisy is more of a tom boy than a princess girl so lots of pink isn’t her thing. Actually she loves the blue and would like it to say. So I will have to think on this.
So in the spring the entire room will get a make over. I call this decorating with no budget…Daisy doesn’t know it but I have started on a quilt for her bed to match the window quilt. In the mean time she is loving her art work up on the walls. I’m thinking I will paint a section of the wall with chalkboard paint so she can draw on the wall….hope in that area only! She also tells me she would like pictures of her chickens and her horse Joby. Nope she didn’t ask for any of the characters pushed on these kids these days, so that was a good thing. She is not crazy over the Elmo sheets on her bed, she likes the flowered ones better. All the Elmo she has were gifts from her Auntie a year or so ago.
We also recently took out the toddler bed and put up her twin size bed. She HATES it and comes to my room every nigh to cuddle up with me. She doesn’t like all the new room in her bed. I hope she will get used to it, in the mean time I have filled the bed with pillows and stuffed animals to help her feel a bit less small in the new bed.
Now to figure out how to store and keep organized all the toys. She has the drawer bins and a nice book-case would work well in this room.
I guess the decision has been made although no one has outright said it, the room has been given to Daisy and any future thought of a client just might be out of the picture, now there is no room in the inn…one could say.