Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall Cleaning Is Done!

After 3 weeks of fall cleaning and sprucing up I am finally done! Would you like to take a tour? Here are some photos of how I decorate our house with quilts. 

Living in an older home presents its challenges like not being able to get photos of entire rooms. Sturbridge Strippy on the bed and Diamond In A Square on the wall.

A few antique quilts on a trunk at the end of the bed.

My little quilts on the settle bench in the hallway. I just finished the one on the right. See next photo.

I originally made this to practice my machine quilting but I just couldn't do it. I hand quilted it instead.

I hung My Civil War Heroes quilt at the other end of the hallway. More quilts on a rack and another on a chair.

Pinwheels is in a tiny alcove near the bathroom.

Chips & Whetstones hangs in the dining room. 

Tulip, Sassafras and Maple in the family room.   

Dresden Plate is in the little bedroom upstairs.

Washington Star and Dear Old Stars and Stripes are on my parents' old bed in another upstairs bedroom.

And here's my sewing room with a painted Lone Star on the floor and a rack full of projects waiting to be finished :) 

Copyright 2014, Barbara Schaffer



  1. Wow, it all look beautiful. What a nice feeling it must be to have everything ship shape.

  2. What beautiful quilts and a beautiful home!! I should knuckle down and clean all at once, instead of piecemeal - it all looks so inviting.
    I love your sewing room floor!

  3. just beautiful and so inspiring I would love to come visit!!!!
    funny thing is I only live a few towns away :)

    1. Kathie, would love for you to visit! Email me at and we'll pick a day and time :)

  4. Gorgeous home Barbara and the quilts make it even better~!