Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Time for a change


I hung up a different quilt in my dining room this week. I felt like I needed to change it to something more spring like. And what could be more spring like than a quilt with butterflies on it? This is an old quilt. I guess you could call it an antique. I never had it appraised or tried to get it dated. I bought it at an antique store while my mom and I were in Kansas for my great uncles funeral. The quilt is machine pieced and hand quilted. It's worn, ripped, and stained. I hope some one loved this quilt a lot. I always hope when I give someone a quilt that they use it and love it. I understand that a quilt can't last forever if it is used daily but then it gets no love just admiration.


Anyway, this quilt won't be up for to long. For one it clashes with the green on the walls and for another pink isn't one of my favorite colors. I just like it though. It makes me smile.

I am hoping this weekend to get a trip to the quilt store. I have to get some fabric. No, really. I don't just want some I need some. How else will I make a king size. Here is my inspiration to begin the search for fabric in the burgundy and forest green family... I hope she likes it...


Since dinner is almost done I better go. To leave on a good note I give you an adorable little boy.

4 comments:

Amy Y said...

I love the quilt! I don't think it clashes at all! And that's a great pic, as usual, of Seth too :) He's getting so big!

Babies are doing well ~ I'll post an update on my blog soon. I had an u/s today and things are looking much more normal inside. Whew! :)

woman at the well said...

I love that you love something because of the love that someone put into it ... does this make sense? It is the same feeling I got when passing an abandoned farm house in Wyoming or Colorado, the feeling of the lost hopes and dreams that caused someone to build that house. ... come over to the quilt store in Pennington this weekend ... we'll shop!

Anonymous said...

I love that you love something because of the love that someone put into it ... does this make sense? It is the same feeling I got when passing an abandoned farm house in Wyoming or Colorado, the feeling of the lost hopes and dreams that caused someone to build that house. ... come over to the quilt store in Pennington this weekend ... we'll shop!

Samantha said...

Love that quilt on the green wall- even if you don't think it goes!