Thursday, August 14, 2008

This is... something I love that someone made for me


It is hard to choose something over all the fantastic things that my children have made for me, but this quilt was around long before they were and it is definitley something that I love. My mom made this quilt for me for my 16th birthday, I think it was the second quilt she ever made (the first being the blue couch one, I'm sure she will correct me if I am wrong). She did not start out as a quilter, but she always enjoyed sewing and would often make clothes for me and herself. So, when she decided to make a couple of quilts, she used up scraps that she had already. I can look at this quilt and pick out fabrics from clothes I had as a child and clothes that she wore and other random things that she made, and childhood memories are attached to them all. I loved the quilt when I received it at 16, it went off with me to college and was on my couch and well used for years and years. Now it is put away, all her hand quilting that was in each block has come out from frequent washing (I was a teenager, I just threw it in the wash) and many seams need a bit of repair, but looking at it now and then brings back great memories and is also a reminder of why I am so drawn to this crazy quilting thing.

9 comments:

quiltu said...

sniff, sniff.....
mom

Doris said...

Oh, that is a treasure! My mom made one for me when i left for college. I had to give it a proper burial about two years ago...It really was not much beyond threads at that point, but man, was that thing loved and used!

Shannon said...

I have always wanted to make a quilt form clothes scraps because this way is at the heart of true quilting roots.

What a treasure!

MelissaS said...

As always lovely....check out my thing I love.....

Quiltin' Jenny said...

Beautiful. My mom and I started quilting around the same time, so I don't have one of these. Different priceless memories, I suppose, but I still can't help feeling a twinge of envy.

Luckily our children will have enough childhood quilts to be irritated by having to keep up with them, right?

Shannon said...
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Shannon said...

This is....

http://tinyurl.com/6rrjgn

Thanks,

Shannon

Dana said...

What a beauty. I love quilts in any and all forms but ones with such meaning are at the top of my list.

Teresa Porter said...

How beautiful! One of my very favorite things is a quilt that I inherited from my stepmother who passed away a few years ago. It's thread bare and worn in places with batting falling out. But definitely my favorite.