I'm sure you've seen images like this all over Facebook recently.
I hate to admit it, but this was me last weekend.
I like to refer, to my latest cleaning frenzy as a deep "Covid" clean.
All this time in quarantine has given many of us time to "dump the junk".
It was an amazing thing, digging thru all the things that had been stuffed
in the storage room for years and years.
Amongst all the junk that went away,
there were a few treasurers that were un-buried.
A box of my boys old baby things was one of them.
This rag tag little quilt, was one of the special things that melted my heart.
I made it 38 years ago and I had absolutely no idea how to quilt at that point.
I hand appliqued the top (heaven knows I have never done that since)
It was layered with batting and backing, stitched,
then zig-zagged around and turned.
Not a stitch of quilting to hold it all together. What did I know???
The batting was "yucky" to say the least and had pulled away from the quilt.
Much of the color has long faded away, but it was a treasure no less.
Thankfully the front of the quilt was in much better shape than that back, so
my youngest who also enjoyed it as a kid,
talked me into bringing it back to life, for my new
granddaughter, who should be here in just weeks.
I went through the painstaking task of picking out all the zig zag stitching.
That, wasn't without a few choice words that should never be repeated again!
Apparently with my lack of knowledge,
I felt that if I stitched a seam over and over again, it would make it much better.
A quilters dream when it comes to taking things apart!
The top amazingly, came through it all in good shape
and I was able to load it on my long arm
with a new batting and backing.
It's all ready for the next generation to enjoy!
It was made when my oldest boy was born and now his daughter will get to enjoy it.
That's what quilting is all about.
May you find time to unearth your treasurers!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'