A question for my fellow quilters, do you enjoy seeing patchwork quilts in movies and on TV?? Hands up! I do! I absolutely LOVE spotting quilts on both the big and little screen. For a while I’ve been thinking of making a note of what and where I see these quilts, but rather than writing them down, I think I’ll add them here on my blog.
So here it is, my first ‘Quilt Spot’! Don’t worry, I don’t actually watch a lot of telly or go to the cinema that often, so I’m not going to be writing endless lists of movies or TV programmes! (Although given that they are a conveyor of such pleasantries, perhaps I should do!)
What I have been watching this month is a drama series shown on BBC 1 – ‘McMafia‘ – about organised crime. It’s thrilling and tense, and can be quite violent at times, so I was pleasantly surprised to spot not one but TWO quilts in the mews house the main character shares with his fiance.
The decor in this house is very sleek and contemporary, with clean lines and soft neutral hues, so I wasn’t expecting to see a gorgeous colourful patchwork quilt draped over a sofa in their living room. It appears to be made up of lots of triangular patches and it adds a welcome splash of colour and a touch of ‘homeliness’ to what otherwise would be, in my opinion, quite a sterile interior. The other quilt that makes an appearance is in the bedroom, on the couple’s bed. Both quilts are never in a scene for long, and as you can’t see them in their entirety, it’s hard to fully appreciate their design; however, the one on the bed seems to be made up of lots of different sized squares, in muted colours. Again, it adds a nice homely feel to the room.
The other series I watch – every day before school with my youngest daughter – is ‘Little House on the Prairie’ !! As you can imagine, EVERY bed that appears in this programme has a quilt on it… Needless to say, I won’t be listing them all… !!
I’ll be keeping my eyes open again throughout February and will let you know what I spot! In the meantime, I’d love to know if you have been ‘quilt spotting’ this month. Do let me know by leaving a comment below!
My Nautical quilt – I made two of these, one for my eldest daughter when she was two, and another for my first nephew. The quilt appeared as a project in British Patchwork and Quilting magazine, and since then I have seen a number of variations of my design, the latest one I spotted was on the Project Linus UK website. So a ‘quilt spot’ of a different kind!!