Back to reality….

It’s January 2, the big yellow angel came back this morning restoring some semblance of routine to our lives (which was miraculously NOT as bumpy as I had feared!) and as I procrastinate on taking down holiday decorations, I thought I’d show off some of the new things that have worked their way into our home this season.  While visiting Pat’s folks the week before Christmas, we acquired a few quilts that Pat’s Grandmother had made over the years.
Among them, this crazy quilt.  I remember when she made this one – at the time I was inspired enough by it to contemplate learning to quilt, something I still haven’t entirely let go of, but haven’t entirely embraced yet either…..
The basis of this quilt are old ties that Pat’s Grandfather wore.   I also recognize some fabrics that had been kicking around in her stash (Over the years, I’ve inherited parts of that stash as she scaled back.)
There is so much detail and handwork in this quilt.  It’s amazing.  I just can’t do it justice with photos. It’s an inspiring piece to have on our bed and wake up to every morning.
Another quilt we brought home is this Southern Belle Quilt. It’s much older, with more padding than any other quilt we’ve gotten from Grandma, and has been through the wash a number of times so it’s soft and fluffy on top of being beautiful.
The fabrics in it are amazing, as is some of the handwork.
There is a small tear though, towards the bottom that I’m not entirely sure how to go about repairing.
I’m looking for help in how to fix the tear (so if you have a suggestion, please let me know!).  For the time being, it’s sitting on the back of the sofa in the living room, folded neatly so the tear doesn’t get worse.  I simply couldn’t put it in a closet until I got it fixed.
The third quilt we brought home is a butterfly quilt for Edie’s room. She has a bit of a butterfly theme going on in there and I think the browns will help balance out all the pink.  There are a few small repairs to be made this quilt before it lands permanently on her bed, but they can all be easily done by hand.  And, since it’s a newer quilt and I inherited part of the stash, I know I have the original fabrics on hand to make the proper repairs, should I need more fabric.
Suddenly, having the stash just became a good thing.  Funny how that works….

3 thoughts on “Back to reality….

  1. SuziCate says:

    Lovely quilts! I make quilts…I especially like making art quilts. However, I love the look of those old crazy quilts; I started one years ago that I've never finished. My MIL gave me a quilt made from her uncles old ties, and it is the ugliest quilt I've ever seen. I don't have the heart to throw it out though no one else in the family wants it!

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