When I was sick, cold, sad, or happy, this quilt fit the bill.
|My daughter hamming it up for the photo shoot|
Around college, I decided it needed to come live with me. I
|This is Buh and my little boy this past Christmas. She's 94 and wonderful!|
Until I started quilting, I never paid any attention to the fabrics in this quilt.
For all the reasons I love it, the fabrics were never on top on the list.
But now, I see all the fabrics with fresh eyes- and some of them are so fun- like this
or this drink fabric
Seriously I would LOVE to have a yard of this!
And although I'm not big into novelty prints, how cute is this little guy?
The fabrics are so random and oriented all different ways in no regard to each other.
Now that I am a quilter, I am so curious as to how this patchwork quilt came about and surely wish I knew the stories behind those pieces. It's such a hodge-podge.
Its been so well loved that it is coming apart in places.
I wish you could feel this quilt- its as soft as your old favorite t-shirt. I'm sure it's most likely due to the millions of washes and age of the fabric.
The binding was hand sewn and the quilt was tied with green thread. The back is the same solid lime green as the binding.
This quilt is big, twin size, and perfect for a picnic or a fort or snuggling on the couch with your lovey.
It's inspired me to make a big patchwork quilt, and I'm planning to use some fabrics from my Rainbow Fabric Swap.
And although it's not the go-to quilt anymore, it still gets a lot of love.
So tell me, do you have a long-loved go-to quilt? And what do you call your grandmother?