Monday, March 12, 2012
This was one of the first ones, I made it for the 21st birthday of my oldest daughter, Emily. She will be 31 next month. I am in shock as I write that!
I also made one for my father for his 80th birthday and he is 90 years old today. 90 years old! Isn't that great?
I think he likes to use the quilts I make him so the back of the quilt shows. Hmmm, well, I guess when you give a gift it is just that, a gift and the person can do what they want with it!
He loved that quilt. To death!
I tied it rather than quilt it and it just couldn't live up to all the love.
I made him a replacement and this one was then an extra rather worn out quilt with no chair to call home.
So I put it in the trunk of my car just in case I ever needed a quilt and had access to my trunk. I also had in there an afghan someone had made for me in 1975 which outlasted my first marriage for which it was a wedding present.
At some point, I thought they needed better new homes and I donated them to charity!
So I made this one which I tied and you guessed it, it has not survived to the present day. I made her a replacement for it which I quilted on my sewing machine and it has deteriorated rather badly.
But good news, the third flannel quilt has stood up well. Why? I think it's because it stayed here when she went off to college. NO! Wait, obviously it is because of superior skills and workmanship gained over the years!
As a result of all the untimely demise of flannel quilts, I am not that fond of the fabric. Too bad because I have too many scraps. I need to find a place to donate all that flannel. Or, I could make another one? Nah, let's give the fabric away and move on!
And happy 90th birthday, Dad!