Sunday, 6 September 2009

A Quilt was Born!

I had enough of that country time fabric to make a really, really big lap quilt. Big enough for me and my big doggie at the time. Of course, nothing else in our house was navy, beige, and red, but what's the fun in matching the furniture? I lined this with soft red flannel and many, many years later. I still love having this on my bed even in the summer. I cherish so much more anything I've made.
Honestly though, I must admit that I am disappointed when I have put so much time into something and given it to a friend for it to be tossed aside. I've learned my lesson and now only make things for certain craft friendly friends. Have you found the same or are you only friends with other craft people?

8 comments:

Dezinaworld said...

Michelle thats gorgeous
Hugs June x

Lilacanglia said...

What a fantastic quilt,
I too find that if people push my things to one side that I dont tend to give to them any more,
Hugs
Angie

Merry said...

This quilt is so neat and must have taken ages to complete. I too have wheedled out a few people that I send my craft creations too.

mi sello personal said...

Hi dear ,yor blog beautiful as always...Laura

Clare said...

The quilt is beautiful Michele, I'd certainly treasure it. I know what you mean, I don't think people realise how much time and love goes into the things we make and it takes another crafter to appreciate it. (To make you laugh, I started a quilt when I got engaged but never finished it and I've been married 19 years now... and it's still in my cupboard unfinished!)

Kelly said...

i love your quilt, i know what you mean about giving things you've made as gifts, but for me, part of the fun is just in the making, but it's great when you can really tell they'll be loved too

Gvendalen said...

It's gorgeous, Michelle!

Paulaozier said...

I love your quilt! I lose count of the amount of gifts I make for people only to discover it is kept, unused in a cupboard, it is can be extremely frustrating and really makes me doubt my skills. I think sometimes it is because people want to 'look after' something hand made but I would far rather see something I made turn all raggy and worn out through use!