Quilt 1


It was just about an hour since I last took a picture. My mother-in-law brought a beautiful quilt that she had just finished making and asked me to take a picture for her. It is a pink soft fleece with what appears to be fluffy clouds floating by. Up in the left-hand corner is a sweet embroidered square she had sewn her wishes with her eighty-three year old arthritic hands for her dear, dear friend. This side will keep her warm. On the other side was the quilting. This time she did a ‘crazy’ quilt with squares and rectangles of many sizes and patterns sewn together. We sat looking at it in the kitchen. She was remembering where each swatch came from. One from her son, my husband’s pendleton, my daughter’s flower girl dress, her children’s school uniforms, some pieces that her mother had sewn, and so many more.

We sat for a while reminiscing. We would find ourselves with warm tears escaping from our eyes and pulling the tissues from the box. Later we would be laughing uncontrollably. There were a million memories in those old colorful pieces of material that she made to give to her dying friend. Now she will wrap her friend in that quilt and all of her thoughts of their days in the past to give her comfort and keep her warm

  11 comments for “WRAPPED IN A QUILT

  1. January 21, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Ahhh, that is so sweet and the quilt is so beautiful! ((Hugs!!)) xxoo

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    • January 21, 2015 at 3:22 am

      Thank you, Joy. I am so lucky that my mother-in-law is still living with me. ❤️

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      • January 21, 2015 at 3:27 am

        That is so nice. I didn’t realize she lives with you but that is wonderful. She is very lucky.

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  2. January 21, 2015 at 2:40 am

    What a beautiful piece of history.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. January 21, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    A beautiful story!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Humble Beginning's with Vicky
    January 22, 2015 at 1:12 am

    very enjoyable story and the quilts I have I get them from my mother in law she makes them. Thanks for sharing !

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 22, 2015 at 7:33 am

      Your welcome. Thank you for your kind words.


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