Monday, May 19, 2014

Surprised that it has lasted....

I don't know why, but I was almost amazed that this old quilt has lasted as long as it has...it is a quilt I made and gave my older daughter before she ever left home.  It has traveled with her wherever she has lived...she has used and used it.  I was so glad to see it and have the opportunity to take a photo of it...I now try to take a photo of every thing I make.
It is recycled or up-cycled...however you want to look at it.  I went to the local Good Will store, and purchased men's shirts when they were on sale.  I chose sizes that were Large or bigger.  At that time there were a lot of shirts that just screamed that they went well with jeans.  They were cotton.  They were almost new....had hardly been worn.

I brought them home, cut them apart and ironed the pieces.   I decided on to do something simple...at that time I did not have my Juki 98Q so I tied it rather than quilt it.   What is missing in the photos is there were old buttons that were at the center of the few 4-patches.  I think.  I know they were not included in every tie but were sort of random.  I think there are only one or two left...they were old buttons...

Anyway, just had to show that it is still in use after all these years.  I am pretty sure it was made before 1998....

14 comments:

Roan said...

I love seeing quilts made from recycled clothing or fabric. I have a couple of quilts my mom made that have scraps from dresses she made for me, my grandmother, and herself. Each block is a memory.

Ginny said...

I can't see any signs of wear at all!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

It looks so soft and cozy! I like that it is hand tied. What a great idea about the shirts!

~Lindy

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful quilt! You are quite the master of quilting! I like the colors in this one.

W. Latane Barton said...

What a neat quilt to make and give your Sister. And, she still has it!

don said...

Fine shots of this old quilt that certainly shows the durability of your work. A photo of everything you make is an excellent idea.

DeniseinVA said...

Rose, it is a treasure! How wonderful that your daughter has had it all this time. One of those family heirlooms that are worth far more than gold.

genie said...

I love that your daughter has taken it with her every place she has been. That means it is really special to her. I like the tried and true design and the way you tied it. It has held up well which is testament to your work.

EG CameraGirl said...

What a nice feeling for you to see it's still in good condition even though it has been well-used.

Small City Scenes said...

A dandy quilt--well loved for sure. MB

Ida said...

You picked great shirts and the quilt looks fabulous. How neat that it's survived all these years. It sounds well loved.

Caron said...

Isn't it nice to have such a labor of love still in use? I like the idea of the old buttons and think it suits the denim sort of feel of those shirts. It's beautiful.

Lynne said...

Used and still beautiful and it says something about your stellar work too.

I have a family heirloom crazy quilt from the 1800's . . .

Mary said...

This looks good and well loved. When I tied quilts I never tied them often enough and always worry they will fall apart or bunch up. I wash them as little as possible and mostly the cats use them for beds :-)

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