Saturday, April 6, 2013

A Quilt--My Contribution

Several years ago my SiL got the idea for us to make a quilt for my MiL.  It took us two years before it was completed.
 
She would do the actual piecing and quilt; I would do the crossstitching of angels.  She handstitched a heart around each angel.
 
 
 
 
 
 Each thought the other had the harder portion.  LOL.

My MiL had been a quilter for decades; my SiL was quite new at it.  I thought she did a great job!   My MiL was quite emotional when she saw what her present was.



 
 
The quilt was now in a box in the garage of my FiL's house protecting some serving platters.  A few weeks ago a connection to a hose to the clothes washer split and caused a minor flood in the garage.  I was certain that the box had been out of danger but decided to check it.  It was dry, but upon checking the quilt I noticed that it must have gotten some water damage as the colors had run.
 
When my SiL arrived the next day I showed her the quilt so she could see what had happened.  She couldn't see anything wrong.  How could she not?  "The colors didn't run; it's a batik fabric".
 
Of course it is!  Doh.  In my defense, the garage isn't well lit.  Somehow I don't think that is a good enough defense.

10 comments:

Jilly Be said...

Hee hee...a dimly lit space is always a good excuse ;-)

Gorgeous, gorgeous quilt!

catspec said...

Lovely quilt! :) Such a nice gift! Glad you took it out and got the pictures - hope you kept it out!

glorm said...

Jilly, I hope to remember that excuse for the next time. (I was a bit embarassed when SiL pointed out that it was the fabric.)

Thank you.

glorm said...

Thanks, catspec.

Yes, we will keep it out. SiL took the quilt, made by MiL, with her and we put this one in that space.

Joansie said...

The quilt is gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!

glorm said...

Thank you, Joansie. I miss your blogging posts.

LRVCustomCreations said...

absolutely gorgeous....and you can also say it was the stress at finding out that it was in the wet area.....

glorm said...

Thank you and thank you for giving me another excuse I can use in the future. LOL

Deb said...

Just beautiful! Love it!

glorm said...

Thank you, Deb. Glad you're posting again.