Monday, June 27, 2011

Blast from the Past!!

Some days, I am pleasantly surprised by people. WAY back in the day, when I was in high school, a friend of mine got pregnant with a little girl. I, in my total lack of fear of the unknown, decided that I would make her a quilt. So I did, cutting out the pieces after drawing the shapes onto a fabric by tracing around cardboard templates. I hand-pieced and hand-quilted this crib sized quilt, just following an old black and white instructional book I'd checked out from the library.

Today, Candi posted a photo of the quilt to Facebook! Apparently, all three of her children have used this little quilt. I'm totally amazed! I never thought anyone would save one of the quilts I made for this long! I mean, this little thing is almost as old as I was when I made it. Seriously, I kind of choked up to see this quilt, the start of my journey into this obsession.

5 comments:

Lynne said...

How sweet - congratulations!

Needled Mom said...

What a wonderful story. I once made one for a friend of mine who had a daughter. Several years ago she emailed me a picture of the quilt in use with her granddaughter!!! Priceless.

Wandering Minstrel said...

Oh, that is fantastic--an excellent story!

Jen said...

That's so sweet. Was that your first quilt? Thanks for sharing that story. It's what every quilter wants to hear about thier quilt!

quiltmom said...

What a nice story- It warms my heart when I find that someone has used my quilt and loved it. That is the highest compliment one can pay to my quilts. Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Anna

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