Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Dresden Plate Quilt that Took 30 Years

                                     I can remember the shopping trip and the fun that Cindy and I
                                     had ,about 30  yrs ago.. We went to the fabric store, and Cindy,
                                     who was 9 or 10 at the time, picked out the fabric to make
                                     this quilt ..It was going to be a comforter for her bed.. I pieced
                                     each block by hand.  I even sewed all the strips together and
                                     got the  quilt top made..
                                                                HOWEVER:
                                     It never got quilted?  Why--- you ask?  I don't know!!
                                     It ended up  in a box , put away, and rarely thought
                                     About.  I saw it a  few months back,and decided to have
                                     it machine quilted by a friend of mine. Yesterday, I decided
                                     to get it out  and hem it..
                                                                SO
                                     After 30 years.. I will be giving this quilt to my baby
                                     girl .[who is now 40]
                                           
Can't wait  until she comes to visit , so I can give it to her.
She will be shocked!!! She has teased me for years, about
never finishing her quilt!!! ha
                                                                                                                                                                                                         

19 comments:

  1. What a lovely (funny) story to go with this quilt ~ it will be treasured by your daughter forever ... J

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    1. Thank you Judith..Can't wait to give it to her..

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  2. That is a great memory for both of you. And I'm sure your daughter will be so happy to have the quilt.

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    1. Thank you Beverly.. It is a memory for sure.. I think she will love getting the quilt..

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  3. I am glad you finished it - it's very pretty - and you will both laugh at the memories for years to come :)

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    1. THank you Sarahliz.
      This quilt [if its not already dry rotted,ha] will definitely be a conversation piece, for time to come...

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  4. It is beautiful! It must feel so good to have it done.

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    1. Thank you Dianna, It does feel great to have it done.ha

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  5. Hee Hee! I have a tapestry cushion that took, ahem, 13 years! It now sits on one of my easy chairs. Hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas Judy and Happy New Year!

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    1. Marguerite, you and I have something other than sewing , in common..[Procrastination,hahahha]
      We had a lovely Christmas, hope you did too.

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  6. This is wonderful!!!! She will be so surprised and excited.

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    1. thank you Robin.. I can't wait to give it to her..

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  7. This is wonderful Judy. I think 30 years is about the right amount of time to make a quilt! Cindy will love it. It really is the perfect gift!

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    1. THank you Cathe... Now--you know, your friend is a real procrastinator.ha

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  8. What an incredible gift of the heart, Judy! I wish I could have seen her face when you gave it to her...she will treasure it always! You've inspired me to dig out one or two of my "projects" that have been hiding in the closet for years!
    Hugs,
    Laura

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    1. It was so nice to give it to her. I think she was totally shocked.ha
      Now..I want to dig out a few more neglected projects.

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    2. Thank you so much! I am just seeing your picture. I love my quilt....I think I appreciate it more now than I would have at 10. Now, I just wonder when you are going to finally complete my poodle skirt I was promised! ;) My quilt has come in handy during the 8 degree nights we've had this winter! I am blessed to have you as my mama! I love you now and always!!!

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    3. I'm just now seeing the picture and comments. You are better to me than I deserve. I love my quilt, and I love you forever and always. You are my best friend. I am blessed to be able to call you Mama.

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    4. Thank you Cindy... I love you too.. So proud you liked the quilt... Now.. the poodle skirt..................I kinda think we better stick to giving the girls that treat.hahahha..
      You are my best friend in the world too..

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