Saturday, December 1, 2018
Scraps of Fabric and Time
HERE to go to the post about piecing it.)
Did you notice the binding? It's the same fabric I was thinking about using for a border on my Wagon Trail quilt. It's really dangerous to leave a fabric laying around in the sewing room. It can get snatched up and used for something completely different. Will I have enough left for the border I was planning? I don't know yet. I might have to go to Plan B.
This week, we had a sad event in our family. Little Buddy's great-grandmother, Grandma Betty, passed away. She was 90 years old, and had led a full life, but she will be sorely missed.
Grandma Betty was my son-in-law's grandmother. My son-in-law (E.) told me this story.
When E was born, Grandma Betty made him a quilt. He kept it all his life, and had it with him when he was living on his own. His puppy chewed up the edge of it several years ago, which really upset E. Last summer, E asked Grandma Betty if she could mend it. At first she told him to just throw it away, but he refused. Together, they cut off the damaged edge, and Grandma Betty mended the quilt. Both of them were very glad they had preserved it, and E has this very special memento of his grandmother.
We just never know how important the gift of a quilt might be to someone. It's a lovely way to be remembered.
I'm wishing happy memories, new and old, for you all this week.
Linking up with
Sarah at Can I Get A Whoop Whoop
Myra at Busy Hands Quilts
Angela at Soscrappy
Cynthia at Oh Scrap