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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; there is where they should be.
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Henry David Thoreau

Monday, August 28, 2006

Monday Memories

Monday Memories

I hope everyone will play along, pictures are optional, just share your memories, your stories. I love the quilty memories but really anything I am not picky :)

Today I am sharing my grandchild quilt from my Nana.
She made every grandkid she had one of these. She appliqued everyone's name on theirs. (I am thinking she made this when I was two going by the centenial reference lol)
Somewhere I have some of the applique templates she had cut out of paper and paper bags.
This quilt is HEAVY :) I remember the weight of it as a child. I dont use it anymore, its hanging on my quilt rack at the end of my bed. Its straight out of the 70's its all polyester, or satiny there is not a SPECK of 100% cotton on it LOL. Probably why it lasted all those years! Here is the last pic, on each end is one strip of velvet. Both of them are coming apart. I LOVED to rub those when I was little.
And those are my memories for this monday! If you want to play along leave me a comment so I can come and visit and see :)

rainy days
precious quilts stitched with total love
xoxo melzie


Patti said...

I would love to play along, but I will have to wait until the coming weekend. Hopefully I can remember. I'll have to dig some things out of the attic to photograph. I'll be in the attic anyway - putting away the red,white and blue summer decorations and getting out the autumn stuff.

Susan said...

What a lovely memory and how nice to have that quilt, especially with the date on it. Did she sign it? Can you fix the velvet seams?

thefrogpryncess said...

ryn: I got my pattern at this site:
The only thing is, I changed it and made both the top and the bottom cover pieces with no flap thing in it, and then as I was zigzag sewing all around, once I got back near where I started, I put the liner inside (I sewed it first) and then sewed the whole thing shut, and then put a row of stitching around the liner, on the cover, to keep it from sliding around inside the cover. I used 8 layers of flannel in most of them, but 2 or 3 have 6 layers of flannel and 1 layer of towel, and then one has 5 layers of flannel and 2 layers of towel. The bigger ones I adaped the pattern for I made a bit thicker...2 layers of towel and 6 layers of flannel for the liner piece. Does this make sense?

Samantha said...

what a great piece of history you have there!! Wonderful!