Quilt memories

I think I have made somewhere around 130 quilts. I kid you not, I mass produced in high school. While I rarely quilt now, someday I'll get back to it. In the meantime, this special one brings me so much joy. It's king sized. Lots of tiny pieces. It took me forever. I made it for my grandfather. I just put it on his bed when he was in the other room one day. He was so surprised. He kept it on his bed and never slept under it. He didn't want to ruin it. Every night he folded it back down. Every morning he pulled it back up. When he passed away, my dear Aunt Harriett knew how happy that quilt made him and she asked if she could keep it to remember him.  I agreed.  After she passed away, my dad one day came home with the quilt.  I am so happy to have it back, not just because I love it, but I love the journey it had gone on. I look at it and it reminds me of those I loved.

 I also think a quilt on the line makes a house so much cozier.  (Through this picture, you can totally understand why our house is never clean. Look at the size of the king sized quilt compared to our house. A lot to clean!)
 Having a cat show up random places throughout the day makes a house feel like  a home too.
 I digress...here's Anna-Kate, 'helping' make the bed.
 Hoping one of my kiddos will appreciate handmade quilts and treasure this quilt years to come.  This quilt's journey is just beginning....

2 comments:

  1. What a beautiful memory. You've brought others so much happiness and comfort with your skills. Continued blessings...

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  2. Really all these memories are wonderful especially about your children and I think that ther are going to learn new things in better way.
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