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  •  Beautiful quilts! (7+ / 0-)

    When I was about 12 we kids got to spend a couple of weeks with my paternal grandparents. They were very rural farmers in Utah.  My grandmother had a scrap patchwork quilt top she had made for me. We spent a week pinning it to the batting and soft flannel backing, then hand tying it together. It was a twin size quilt. I spent most of my evening time the second week hand hemming the entire quilt.

    Had that quilt another 15 years...loved it! It finally wore out!

    Thanks for the lovely diary and trip down memory lane. Republished to Headwaters.

    Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1841

    by SallyCat on Thu May 03, 2012 at 06:51:51 AM PDT

    •  Thanks, SallyCat! (6+ / 0-)

      And thanks for republishing.

      Funny about tied quilts: when I was just starting to quilt, I made a large tied quilt for my son. I used a high-quality cotton flannel sheet as the backing, great big square blocks on the top, and yarn to tie. The batting is a fat, high-loft, fluffy polyester, and I did the binding "wrong." Basically, how I made it is completely unlike I would make ANY quilt now. But he LOVES it. It is no heirloom for quality or design, but he loves it, uses it it nightly in the winter, and probably will use it rather than the fancy graduation quilt, until he can't use it any more.

      Thanks again.

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