ONE DAY UNTIL THE GIVEAWAY WINNER & QUILTS, QUILTS, QUILTS!!!!
I adore quilts. I have several lovely old ones from my grandmother and although I have used them I am almost afraid to keep them out because of the cats and fading from the sun. I know it is silly, maybe I will have to get them out in the Spring.
I am drawn to red and white quilts. I love the one with the crosses. There is something very cheery and country about a red and white quilt. Even the new ones look very homey.
I love the delicate stitching in the old quilts. So tiny and so many. And the colours! You can see the love that has gone into them. I can imagine a group of women getting together to make one for a Wedding or baby. Have you seen the film " How To Make An American Quilt" with Winona Ryder? It is really a lovely film about life and quilting.
I like to go to Quilt Shows and see them in Antique Markets. Each one is unique. Even though you may see the same pattern it is never the same because the fabrics are all different. I love this Crazy Quilt and the Heart Quilt is really different. I think I would like to try something like that.
So sweet and delicate yet strong. Quilts withstand time if properly cared for. If they do get damaged or if you find one that seems beyond repair you can always salvage it and make a nice throw pillow.
I have never tried Quilting but if I did I would like to do it the old fashioned way. A group of friends getting together, sewing, gabbing, and creating something that will be around for a very long time.
I may try one for my sweet little darling. I can just picture her curled up in a quilt made by her Bella and one day snuggling under it with her little darlings.