So my friend Jenn over at A Quarter Inch from the Edge runs a TBT linky party once a month. I like these trips down memory lane, remembering the how and why and what happened to those quilts of the past.
Today, I give you Bricks and Morter. One of my earliest children.The book says June 27, 1999. Here is the Photoshoot back then. Draped over a car at camp. That's right, I had the knack even back then!
It was bright and happy and well...plaid, which I still love. Today it is not quite as bright and shiny, but I use it EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. This quilt started its life as a camper, moved on to live in Roxbury while my hubbby and I were long distancing it, and now is my car quilt. Being there in case of emergency and protecting the back seat from dog and husband paws alike.
It has been used. Which is what I think quilts should do. Be used. Being almost 20 years old, there is a lot of this happening
The fading is pretty heavy
And check out the dodgy binding and burn holes. Yes, burn holes.
This patch, which was clearly expertly attached, covers the biggest hole. Early weekend at the camp meant many quilts by the campfire. This one was a victim. Mind you I don't blame it entirely on the fire or the user. I blame the vodka. But that's another story, for another night.
Right, so here are a few poorly lit photos of this cherished member of our family. I'm glad I could share it with you.
Now, off to sneak off for some Friday Night Sewing! Oops, guess I missed the Thursday in TBT.