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Judy Taylor-Bellingham Posted: Sun, Sep 22 2013 8:44 PM

My son, Mike, and his girlfriend just moved into a new place. I went out for dinner this afternoon and she gave me a tour of the house. I walked into the master bedroom and said "OMG, what is that on the bed!"

About 25 years ago I made a quilt for him and his then wife. I didn't know what I was doing, no particular pattern, just fabric in purple and white. I sewed pieces together and tied it.

It's on their bed. It's in tatters!  Kelly says she loves it!  The girl is a keeper.

Take a look at this thing. It is literally threadbare, the batting is gone and the only thing holding it together is the new flannel backing I put on it about 10 years ago.


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MNnancy replied on Sun, Sep 22 2013 8:49 PM

Wow!  It's been loved to death!

Put aside any projects you thought you were going to work on in Oregon.  You need to make your son a new quilt ASAP!


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Nana replied on Sun, Sep 22 2013 8:50 PM

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It looks like that quilt has been well loved.   I do believe it is time to make them another bed quilt.

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MNnancy:

Wow!  It's been loved to death!

Put aside any projects you thought you were going to work on in Oregon.  You need to make your son a new quilt ASAP!

 

He has two other quilts, made within the past 5 years. Lap size and he uses those all the time. they are both on the couch.  I supposed I could make the two of them a new bed quilt. But Kelly likes this one! (even though it was originally made for the first wife 25 years ago). She says it's comfortable and makes her feel cozy.

I did make a small quilt for her dog and gave that to her today. Does that count?

 


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MNnancy replied on Sun, Sep 22 2013 9:47 PM

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I did make a small quilt for her dog and gave that to her today. Does that count?

'fraid not!   :-)

I'm sure a new bed quilt will make Kelly comfortable and cozy, too.  I suppose you could tell them you'll make it when they get married.  LOL


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zoetc49 replied on Sun, Sep 22 2013 9:57 PM

I think I would just start making them a wedding quilt, you say she is a keeper...have her make one with you, it will become even more special.

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Rhonnie replied on Sun, Sep 22 2013 11:37 PM

I have to say that is one loved and adored quilt. I have a feeling I know what they are getting for Christmas....HO HO HO isn't long now. She is definitely a keeper so I'd suggest her favorite colors so she knows she is welcome and wanted for more than her dog...LOL. I think its sweet you made a quilt for the dog. I thought I was the only one that would do that :-)

I will add I do like that pattern and color combo.

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Frances replied on Sun, Sep 22 2013 11:41 PM

Judy,

Its obviously been loved to death, im in agreement with the others looks like she needs a new quilt for christmas.

lots of love

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Marie replied on Mon, Sep 23 2013 8:19 AM

I agree, it's been loved to death, Nancy.  It's like a pair of old shoes, just can't part with them they're so comfortable.  Another quilt is in order, when you get around to it and the spirit moves you.  I must say, that must've been a really pretty quilt in it's day.

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Perhaps I do need to make them a new quilt. But no guarantees they will give up the old one. I actually have a couple queen tops that just need to be sandwiched and quilted. Or I wait until I complete the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler.


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eparys replied on Mon, Sep 23 2013 9:30 AM

I agree - it has been well loved!!

I see so many posts elsewhere where quilters complain that their efforts were not appreciated - that can not be said for this quilt - lol! 

Yup - I agree with the others - a new quilt might need to be on the "to do" list. At least you know it will be appreciated and loved.

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Flojo replied on Mon, Sep 23 2013 10:16 AM

Perhaps you could do what my grandmother did when a quilt was that far gone.  She made another quilt over it.  If the backing was good she made a new top , tied them together and added a binding.  I'm not sure if she cut off the binding or removed it.  I have 2 of her quilts she treated this way one has a 9 patch top over the old top, the other  has a whole cloth top and backing.  Both are tied.

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Flojo:
Perhaps you could do what my grandmother did when a quilt was that far gone.  She made another quilt over it.  If the backing was good she made a new top , tied them together and added a binding. 

 

That's a cool idea and the quilt kind of goes forward in a new life. I don't think I'd attempt that with the one they have. Actually not even sure my son would allow it. He's a funny fella, very nostalgic type and holds on to things way past their "expiration date". My other son is very similar and still has the wedding quilt I made for them 27 years ago. It's in terrible condition, isn't being used on a daily basis but he drags it out when he's sick. He has new ones I made, just prefers the tattered old one.


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Flojo replied on Mon, Sep 23 2013 12:28 PM

I understand your sons.  There is nothing like the soft and soothing feel of lovingly used cotton fabric except your mother's arms when you are a baby to make you feel secure and comforted. I guess just make a new one.

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Rhonnie replied on Mon, Sep 23 2013 1:19 PM

I know the tattered feeling makes them more comfy to snuggle with. I still have mine I used as a kid and I wouldn't want it redone in any way...I like it the way it is. I just think a new one might end up the same way in many years...but you know its used and appreciated for the love that was put in it.

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