Thursday, June 30, 2011

OLD COMFY QUILTS

I have had this quilt for a long time.  I thought it was one of my very first quilts; however, when I started quilting I was very good about labels.  I even started out numbering each one.  That was before it all got out of control.  You know, buying fabric without projects in mind.  Finishing tops and folding up the flimsies to start another project.  Boxes, bags, or totes with partially finished quilts known as UFOs, WIPs, or PIGS sitting on shelves in the quilt room.  This quilt IS labeled and it says #10.  I have NO idea what those numbers would be today.
When my youngest granddaughter, Noelle, was visiting, each morning she would be the second one up.  I was the first who made it out to the family room to have my coffee and news.  She would leave her bedroom and walk right to the quilt rack and pick out this quilt to wrap up in.  Every morning. 
I think it may be the softest one I have.  I have some with poodles, some with zebras and leopards; but this was her choice.  Today I washed and dried it to mail off to her.  I think it needs to live with her.  :-)

Quilt happy,
Marilyn

11 comments:

Jan said...

She's going to be thrilled.

Needle in a haystack said...

I would curl up each morning with the chicken quilt :)

Karen Mallory said...

You are so sweet Marilyn! Nothing like gifting a quilt to warm the heart.
hugs Karen

Barb said...

That is one reason why we quilt, that last picture.

I am bad about labeling.

hetty said...

What a good grandma you are! Noelle will love it! It's a wonderful quilt - a perfect 10!

Stormy Days said...

To me, that's what quilting is all about. You are about to send her so many wonderful memories of warmth and comfort.

beth said...

Oooh! How sweet!

Needled Mom said...

She would absolutely love it.

creativedawn said...

Ohhhhh, you are such a great grandmom, Marilyn! Don't you just wish you could be there when she opens that box up and finds her favorite quilt in there. There will probably be tears of pure joy! AND love for Grandmom!!!!!! You are such a lovely person....

hugz

Diana said...

oh you are just the best Grandma, I bet she will be thrilled, would love to be a fly on the wall when she opens it.hugs Diana

frantastic said...

I'm avaiable for adoption.