a quilt for the wall

Do you have quilts hanging on the wall? We don’t. Morgan’s not feeling it, though he is ok with the design wall, which I guess is almost like having a quilt hanging on the wall.

However, I did snap a photo the other day during our photo shoot for the wonky string quilt that I’m totally loving…


So I immediately had it printed as an 8 x 10 to see the quality (I’m considering going even bigger, but wanted to see how it printed before ordering anything larger!)ร‚ย  –


and I think soon we’ll have this hanging on the wall. A good compromise, I think!

(I had this printed through Mpix, but would love to hear if you have another favorite photo developing site)


Hope you all have fun weekends planned! I have a market bag and a couple small quilts to finish. Oh, and speaking of market bags, a couple of you asked me for the pattern for the market bags I’ve made recently. I used my market bag tutorial, but enlarged it a bit. I think bigger is better. If you want to make one, the instructions are the same, but the new measurements are as follows — for the main part of the bag, you’ll need two pieces each from your outer fabric and your lining fabric cut 14″ x 20″. The fabric for the bottom of the bag is 6″ x 14″ (you’ll need 1 from each of the main fabric and lining fabric).

Also, don’t forget to sign up for Laurie’s Tufted Tweets giveaway if you haven’t already. And then be sure to come back here next week, as I’ll be giving away some of her new Tufted Tweets fabric as well (another chance to win – yay!)

Edited to add: Laurie just alerted me to another giveaway for Tufted Tweets in case you want to up your chances. There’s a great interview with Laurie over on the Robert Kaufman blog and they’re giving away a 1 yard set of fabrics to some lucky commenter!

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32 Responses to a quilt for the wall

  1. 1
    Erica says:

    Your husband is a trooper, through and through. Great photo by the way!

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    Jeannette says:

    beautiful quilt & photo!

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    Ana says:

    Yes, it’s a great photo. if it was mine, I’d print it as big as I could!

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    Audrie says:

    I like the idea of a picture of a quilt hanging on the wall! Very good compromise I think. You’re lucky your husband still holds your quilts… mine just runs the other way every time lol

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    Terri says:

    My husband is not too keen on hanging quilts on the wall either, so this is a wonderful compromise! All our artwork is framed photography, so I bet I could sell him on this idea too.

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    Sarah M says:

    Great photo, and I really love the first one under the last post, too. The AMH string quilt that’s reflected in the lake. Maybe print that one as well for a diptych? I always like seeing your quilts with the lake in the background.

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    Emily c says:

    I only have one hanging. My very first quilt I made was a baby girls quilt so I thought it was appropriate to hang above my first babys crib. I just posted some pics if her nursery on blog.
    I love your idea of a cool artsy photo with the quilt to hang.

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    erin says:

    very nice! i always recommend Mpix to my clients, and i print from there for my personal photos. Prodpi is a great company, but it’s more geared toward photographers. The process of ordering is a bit more in depth, but if you don’t mind that, they are awesome.

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    whitney says:

    that’s such a good photo. and so morgan.
    although it looks like you stole one of the frames that had already been appropriated for another project.
    and i’m no longer believing that it only takes you 20 minutes to make a market bag. either that, or you just don’t love me. really, the only reason i can come up with as to why you still haven’t finished my bag. sniff.

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    Janice says:

    Great photo! I love mpix. Their quality and prices are both great and all our large wedding portraits and baby photos have been printed by them. I have been disappointed by various other photo developers, and I will only use them now.

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    kerri says:

    what a gorgeous photo!! what a wonderful and clever idea!! you should sell prints!! i’d buy one. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Meg in CT says:

    That is a great photo, Ashley–love it!

    I’ve got a weekend full of quilting coming up. Come on, 5pm! It’s my goal to see how much of a baby quilt I can accomplish over the course of the weekend–the shower is in mid-May!

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    Tiffany says:

    Everyone is so kind to let their husband have a say in decorating – HA! It has to be the right quilt to hang on a wall in the right place – you’ll find the perfect combo some day ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your hubby is a celebrity with how much he helps hold your quilts for photos – that is true love for sure!

  14. 14

    I read this blog for so many reasons–great quilt inspirations for sure. But your quilt photography is amazing. AMAZING!

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    Katie says:

    Love the photos and the white mat surrounding the photo makes it look even better!

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    Mia says:

    My walls are so full of quilts I have to put some on all the beds as well! My husband loves it!!

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    britt says:

    What a great photo! We have a quilt hanging above the bed like a headboard. That’s it. It’s about time to change it out, too!

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    Penny g says:

    I use winkflash for photo developing, but more because of their 100 page book specials (one is going on right now). I have done postcards and my neighbor did a 16 x 20 picture. I think they are having a sale on small prints so the large prints aren’t on sale right now.

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    Amelia says:

    A perfect compromise!
    That certainly is a beautiful photo.
    I have my photos printed at a local photo store, I haven’t found an online service that I really like yet so I’ll be interested to read the comments you get about that.

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    Caroline says:

    The picture is awesome! What a great shot and so fitting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. 22

    We have quilts all over our walls and couches and beds. The more the better!

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    WHATUPDUCK says:

    Great photo! Stop by my website this weekend for a 1 yard Kaffe Fassett GIVEAWAY!!

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    Islay says:

    What a lovely idea for getting a quilt onto the wall without having to have, you know, a quilt on the wall…

    I’m still really looking forward to cutting into my little folks stash, can’t wait to see my idea all sewn up, finally.

  25. 25

    That’s a great solution – I do have quilts on my walls, but then one of the advantages of living on my own is that I get to put up whatever I want.

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    Theresa says:

    You know when you first popped the pics of the quilt up I thought how gorgeous the reflection was. Fantastic photo, great shot for the wall.

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    jaybird says:

    i have lots of quilts on the walls… but i love this idea!

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    laurie hausler says:

    I love this idea – great compromise! I also love seeing Burlington’s waterfront! Totally a favorite place to go, so beautiful!

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    My husband doesn’t like quilts on the walls either. Makes me feel better that I’m not the only one!! He WILL hold my quilts for me for a picture though, so that makes up for it. Love the pic!

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    Sonja says:

    This photo is indeed magnificent!!!!!!!

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    Jennifer says:

    Sounds like a good compromise; it is a stunning photo! My husband and I had a similar discussion yesterday and our compromise was to have one wall hanging that I am free to rotate my quilts on. He said that our home wasn’t a quilt gallery LOL!

    Jennifer ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Zarina says:

    I actually love the photos (with the mirroring by the water) than the quilt (well – commenting on the post yes).

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