Burlap and lace, mason jars, refurbished wood…country chic is definitely making its way into urban homes and rustic wedding crafts everywhere. It always reminds me of my grandparents’ farm with a little red house that still has a lot of the original woodwork, dating back to circa 1820, the sagging, old barn with rusting farm equipment. Well, the barn has been falling down for years now, and as a way to keep the history of the property alive, they have been taking huge planks from the barn and using them elsewhere. Grandma made a homemade picture frame for a snapshot of the original property, and Grandpa made a bench for Grandma as a gardening stool. There’s an old crank-telephone that is still screwed to the wall, a potbelly stove, and other items that refer back to another time, another place, that have seen better days, but now they show that they have been used and loved.
I think the best part of the rustic theme is that there are different levels. You could try and mimic an old plantation with a sweeping porch and ornate woodwork or granite, a mismatched array of upholstery that somehow works perfectly together, or channel Abe Lincoln with these log cabin quilts. The best thing about these easy quilt blocks is that they have such an intricate design that is a simple quilt pattern all at the same time! You can use the same pattern over and over again, or you can mismatch it to go with your rustic decor.
These quilts can be hung up as a beautiful homemade wall art or as an extra throw blanket for those chilly nights. The best part of making your own quilt is that you get to dictate what colors and patterns to use, instead of a general manufacturer. So these works of art tailor to your taste and what you want. These free quilt patterns are incredible as homemade gifts to your friends and family. These quilts are just the next sewing project that you need to start to make your home give a hint of the history, just like an old farm, or a cozy comfort for all who pass through.