My husband and I are using a quilt on our bed that his great uncle gave us for a wedding gift over five years ago. (Thanks Uncle Carl!) We am extremely happy to say that his eighty-three year old uncle is in pretty good health, very active, still drives, is extremely well-mannered and good-natured, and still so very spry. My husband and I love him to PIECES.
As for the quilt, this is the first one I can ever remember owning before learning to sew. I feel like I may have dishonored his gift because we have used it so much and worn it out so terribly bad. It’s literally coming apart at the seams. :}
I really have not taken care of it as I should have done. It has been washed wayyyyy too many times, mostly because our dogs sleep with us. It is a traditional churn dash scrap quilt, a bit too small for our bed, and honestly, I’m not terribly in love with the colors. We love the person that gave it to us, so we proudly display it as a badge of gratitude.
I’ve been looking at making a new quilt for our bed, but decisions plague me. My husband and I have very different tastes, but we have managed to pick out fabric that can both agree upon (which is a small miracle).
Before either one of us changed our minds, I ordered some half yard cuts of the Autumn Woods line by Kate and Birdie from Moda.
I still need to pick up some background fabric, I’m waiting on one more of the prints and the solid persimmons for binding that is on it’s way, and oh yeah… I still need to decide on a pattern!
If you have any suggestions as to a pattern that would work well for this line and can be adapted for a queen size, please let me know! I would love to hear some suggestions, and the more options the better.
Linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash.