Oct. 25th, the bright quilt top

A sweet elderly lady gave me a bag of fabric that was to be use in making quilts for others.There was nice fabric that will be very helpful in making these quilts! At the bottom of the bag was a very bright quilt top that needed some help… the seams were thick in some places and the narrowed down to a thread holding a thread.Seams didn’t match up,some were off by a half an inch.So what do I do with this top?I sure didn’t feel like ripping it out to recut and sew together again, I couldn’t knot the top it would fall apart that the first washing!!..maybe I should just throw it out.

As I sat there looking at that poor top,I went down memories lane.

In my growing up days ,Dad and Mom worked hard to provide for us children,but there was some things we had to do without,like heat upstairs in the winter.It would get freezing cold,so cold sometimes that a glass of water would have ice on it.Mom always had plenty of blankets for us .We piled on the blankets,with only our noses sticking out,It was toasty warm down under those blankets!!

Do I remember if they were bright or ugly?No,I have no memory of what they looked like just that they were warm!! By then I couldn’t throw that top out, for that top finished just may give some cold little body warmth. I found backing ,batting ,and quilted with a sewing zigzag on the seams,bonded the quilt in black.It is ready for whatever comes its way!! And it sooo soft!

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also got a top finished for the ladies sewing.Its a nine patch cut wonky.

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was able to work on my Fire Island Hosta quilt. My daughter traced a extra piece off for me,as I wanted a back up in case I messed up. Snuggles just had to sit on her lap.

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Here is what I’ve got done so far..

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Have a good weekend!,Deb

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