“A quilt is a treasure which follows its owner everywhere” – Unknown

Take a little time, think of flying needles and old-fashioned quilting bees, of spinning your own cocoon from snippets of fabric from yet another time. Quilts are timeless and classic and sure to be loved throughout generations. I have an extreme love for quilts and always make sure that Bay Tree has a lovely selection to suit all tastes.

Provencal Inspired quilts

Grey-and-white-quiltFrench Country style is one of the most popular looks in decorating today. When you think of Provence and the French countryside, you’re sure to see lavender fields and bright sunshine. While there are many elements that contribute to the French Country style of decorating, the resulting look is always, pastoral, aged and welcoming, yet at the same time elegant and chic. Enjoy the feeling of French country style comfort in your bedroom.

Romantic Country Cottage Patchwork

Dusky-pink-quiltCottage decorating styles merging soft floral fabrics and easy-going white furniture speak of family getaways, eras gone by and relaxed days measured by lemonade refills. It’s a nostalgic look that somehow also seems to reflect current style trends. Perhaps that’s why it endures, changing with the times while remaining rooted in the past. In Country Cottage Style Decorating anything and everything goes.

Matelasse

Matelasse-Ivory-quiltMatelasse is two layers of fabric that are stitched together in a pattern to give it texture. Matelasse style quilts are stitched together with batting between the two layers of fabric. Matelasse originated in France as a word for cushioned or padded. Matelasse fabrics are specially woven on jacquard looms to feel soft to the touch so your Matelasse bedspread will never loose its shape. Matelasse catches the eye with its depth of pattern and texture. It brings its understated elegance and transitional style to traditional or contemporary bedrooms.

Whatever you personal preference when it comes to quilts, they are sure to hit a cord with you. Besides, on a more practical note, they always drape the bed beautifully unlike duvets which are notoriously difficult to keep tidy. They are also machine washable, dry in a day on the washing line and do not need ironing, at all! With spring in the air and summer on its way, shouldn’t you be treating yourself to you future heirloom piece?