Thursday, October 1, 2009

fall quilt

It's fall! The weather switched a couple days ago, but yesterday was the first morning when I didn't want to get out of bed because it was so cozy. Last night I woke up at 4 am to put a new blanket on the bed. I went with this one, a quilt made by my great-grandmother:

She made the leaves out of her old clothes (and it looks like she was a snazzy dresser!), and it's kind of hard to tell that they are even supposed to be leaves, because the drawn-on stems have faded, and on some patches, the fabric itself is so torn and tattered that really all that's left is the applique edges.

As I made the bed this morning, I decided I want to make a quilt like this. I'll have to buy the fabric, though, because I don't wear patterns or very many colors, so it'd end up being a pretty boring quilt. Is it silly to plan my next quilt when I'm not even half done with my first?


  1. I've always liked that quilt. You're lucky to have it. We have a quilt that Jenny's grandma gave us and it's nice, too. But yours just reminds me of being little.