The story of the quilt that was “loved to death”. This is the quilt that my son took to college in 1999. Both my children are hopelessly sentimental (hmm, wonder where they got that trait?). When my grandson took possession of the quilt it was washed and loved to the point of no return (as you can clearly see in this picture). My son would not give it up, so one day my daughter in law whisked it out the door into my car. I was determined to use something from the original to carry on to the next quilt (sort of like a plant cutting or sourdough starter that carries on into infinity).
The back must have been a poly blend because it was still intact.
As you can see there wasn’t much to work with. I had to fuse eight pieces together to have enough integrity to make this one 4 patch!
I made it as close to the original as I could except I added some robots and cowboys, on the back since this one is for my grandson. I rarely tie quilts these days, but the original was tied and my grandson likes to fiddle with the ties so it seemed fitting to keep that the same too. It is lightweight and draggable! I rarely use poly batting, but did in this case since I knew it would be washed a lot!
I will be giving it to him on his birthday and can’t wait to see the expression on my son’s face, since I am sure he has already chastised his wife for disposing of it.
Oh happy day!