Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ABC Wednesday - Q is for Quilt

Hard to believe but it's been like five years since I made any quilts.  This one was my first, last, and only big one.  I made it for my husband to honor all the things he is.  The whole quilt is flannel.  Even the pretty pink is there for a reason, to commemorate all of our years with Barbies all over the house on weekends.  Some of the flannel is old, from his shirts, some is new.  The reverse side is camoflage and a bright green.




This is a little fabric tag sewn on the back.  If you'd like to play along, please click on the ABC Wednesday button on the right.  Be warm.  Peace.  B : )

11 comments:

photowannabe said...

I love the memory quilt. I think that makes it so special. Good job on your one and only.

Martha (Menagerie) said...

That is just beautiful Bonnie! I can't think of a better gift for someone you love :-)

Hildred and Charles said...

Most unusual and very meaningful - it must have been fun to make!

Roger Owen Green said...

quite lovely quilts. I have no talent in this area.

Sylvia K said...

A marvelous, beautiful quilt perfect for the memories! You did a fantastic job!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Gel said...

This post reminds me of my first friend who made quilts from scratch, a talent I do not possess and still leaves me in awe. These memories you made are exquisite and will be forever treasured.

Great Q post! (we do use fabric from old clothes for other projects that hold memories dear, but it does not compare to your artwork)I sent my daughter at college an outfit, snipped together (not stitched) for a stuffed animal joke; the fabric was made from old jammies of mine... Yes, she liked it and the joke!

Rose said...

A lovely memory quilt! I've only tried my hand at making baby quilts for each of my grandchildren, but my mother is an expert quilter. I admire anyone who can put together such a work of art.

Tumblewords: said...

A special quilt - the few quilters I've known (since my grandmother's time) use new fabric which doesn't have the impact that well loved patterns and identifiable fabrics hold. Great post!

Mara said...

It looks fantastic! I bet your husband loves it as well.

Jay said...

I love it, and I bet your husband does, too! It's a genuine family heirloom!

I made myself a housecoat once with scraps of fabric. Not really the same as a quilt, more like a patchwork trial and error thing. But I lined it with cotton sheeting which stretched more than the fabric. I still have it, but I'd have to reline it to wear it again. *Sigh*

Carol said...

Your quilt is beautiful, and filled with memories makes it extra special. I am going to learn to quilt some day...

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