Monday, September 29, 2008

Quilt Love

I was one of the lucky grandchildren who received one of the "Papa Quilts". I don't know the whole story, but apparently, when my Papa lived in Eastern Oregon, there was a local lady who made quilts and he bought many of them.

We use it all the time, and the kids know it as the "Papa Quilt". Although he's no longer with us physically, I love the memories it brings to mind when I pull it out at "movie time" and the kids pile on it with a big bowl of popcorn.

I ADORE this quilt! It was given to me as a baby gift and considering it's age (don't ask!) it's in pretty good shape! The yellow poodle on the top right was always my favorite! At one point I had it hung on Tessa's wall, but then took it down and put it into "blanket circulation" where it's used and loved regularly! Just today Tessa had an armful of babies piled in it.

Don't you just love this Dick and Jane baby quilt!?! You just CAN'T go wrong with mixing "Dick and Jane" and "quilting"! That's some awesome talent and I admit that I have some serious quilter envy going on! But I'll get over it soon...I'm going to go cuddle up on the couch in the Papa Quilt, drink some lemon-honey tea to counter my sinus infection and enjoy my family. Now that's some real quilt love!


MarySue said...

How fun of you to highlight the family quilts. Your baby quilt story-my mom paid Sister Thatcher in our ward to make it just for you. Each block is hand embroidered. I love that it is still in such good shape; thanks for taking such good care of a real treasure.

Cindy said...

Hi Trev, love all your quilt pictures, it made me want to share with you what I've been up to. Just got back from 3 days In Gettysburg, PA and then 1 day in Lancaster PA which is the center of Amish country. Saw MANY beautiful quilts for sale and even went to a quilt museum that had the most amazing, gorgeous, breathtaking quilts I have ever seen. Not all were Amish, some were made by the most well known quilters in the country. Absolutely amazing, truly works of art. The Amish quilts are done in very traditional patterns but in gorgeous deep vibrant colors, you wouldn't believe the quality of the hand-stitching. anyway, I know you would have loved it! Love, Aunt Cindy. (PS I was back East for a week, to do an auction in Long Island, we just always take a few extra days to see another part of the country while we're there)

Trevlyn said...

Thanks for setting me straight!

Aunt Cindy! Your trip sounds wonderful! I would have loved to seen them! Hope you got to see some fall color, as well! I love you!

jeanbean said...

I LOVE that dick & jane quilt!