Thursday, January 10, 2013

What a quilt looks like after 8 years of LOVE

Here is what a quilt looks like after 8 years of LOVE!
My first quilt ever made, when I was pregnant with my daughter.
The borders are gone and so it most of the binding.
It's been patched together several times and those are the only parts that are left of the corners and border
I don't know WHAT is holding this still together, it must be LOVE!!
and it's Sooooo soft :-)
I've given my daughter other quilts since this one but she won't let go of this one.
I'm saving bits of fabric that have fallen off, maybe I'll stuff those inside "something" when this thing falls apart completely and she needs something as a replacement.
We've been telling her we'd get a shadowbox and put this in there while it's still somewhat intact, but she won't let us do it, she still sleeps with it. SIGH!! :-)

I've been working on the foundation blocks for Quilt it today, rows are done and I'm sewing those together- can't show ;-)

Here's an update on my 2013 list

#1 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#2 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#3 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - backing fabrics ordered
#4 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
#5 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 6 Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
#7 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt
#8 bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - top done adding vine on border
#9 won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -ready to quilt
#10 Round Robin swap -TOP done and ready to quilt
#11- drunkard's path- top done, may need a border
#12- Hidden forest- applique- Deer block done
#13 pin cushion swap - December here, oh oh gotta work on this
#14geese in a ring- 6 blocks are here
#15 christmas tree skirt- top done
#16 hexies- 43 flowers done and sewn together
#17 women of the bible quilt blocks- block #12 done
#18 Boxes!- fabrics arrived
#19 McCall's #5 diamond in squares - on the frame ready to quilt
#20- roman holiday- kit
#21 Benertex floral quilt- top done ready to quilt
#22 Valentine's Round Robin- dec done and mailed
#23 Woven Stars for CT - DONE!
#24 Quilt it today #2- red, white and blue quilt- fabrics arrive in January
#25- easy street- top done, may need a border?
#26 McCall's #6 flower star- approved, need to pick fabrics
#27 McCall's #7- "crazy daisy" - approved, need to pick fabrics
#28- Book quilt- just planned
#29 and 30(December) twin boy quilts -think I want to make spider web quilts for them
#31 "birds", #3 quilt it today- blocks done
#32 winding reds" #4 quilt it today- fabrics ordered


Michele said...

I understand why she doesn't want to give it up yet but I'm sure she'd be more upset if it shredded into tiny bits. Perhaps if she actually made her own replacement, she'd be more willing to use it and save the bits of the 1st one for the memories.

Samantha said...

We have 2 or 3 quilts that are like this one. I'm going to put them inside other quilts.

My youngest chose the colors for the one that will replace his massively holey quilt and his old quilt will be used as "batting" with some warm and natural on top of it. The finished product will be a little lumpy (I've done this before) but then he can have his well loved quilt in a new loved quilt to sleep under. :D

Rosa said...

I have two that need to be replaced.

You have an aweseome list.Go ,you can and have fun!

Cyn said...

Poor little tattered thing but so well loved! We have a few of those in our family, too. My youngest DS is in his 30's and still has his 'binky'.
CONGRATS!, Bea. Just saw one of your quilts in McCalls magazine!! WaHoo. Nice!!!

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Oh, it must be sooo nice to see something you made so loved! x

Carla said...

That's hilarious! I thought I had a tattered one. Love the fact she won't let it go.

Quilter Kathy said...

It has been loved to special!

Heather said...

How wonderful to have a quilt you've made loved so much! I made my son a quilt several years ago, he's only just started sleeping with it on his bed.