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.