Thursday, March 15, 2012


quilt is a type of bed cover, traditionally composed of three layers of fiber: a woven cloth top, a layer of batting or wadding and a woven back, combined using the technique of quilting. A quilt is distinguishable from types of blankets because it is pieced together with several pieces of cloth. 

I would love to have more quilts around the house.  They're so warm and comfy.  Being wrapped in one makes me want to curl up and take a nap.

{This quilt was made by my grandma - Not sure when}

Quilting was often a communal activity, involving women and girls in a family, or in a larger community. The tops were prepared in advance, and a "quilting bee" was arranged, during which the actual quilting was completed by multiple people. 

People are so busy these days.  Wouldn't it be fun if we would take the time to do these kinds of things?

{This one was made by my other grandma's aunt - or great aunt?  It's 100+ years old.  I wonder if she made it alone or if she had help??}

To see a quilt in your dream signifies harmony, protection, warmth, and pleasant and comfortable circumstances. The dream may be a metaphor for various components in your life that help to make up the overall scenario or big picture. Consider the color and pattern of the quilt for additional significance. 

Protection, warmth, comfort.

{I made this one with flannel and a bunch of old t-shirts.  By definition, I guess this isn't a true quilt - It doesn't have that 3rd layer in the middle.  But it's warm and comfy...AND reminds us of our favorite burger joint!!}

{This one is pretty darn ugly...but so ugly I LIKE it!  I got this unfinished rag quilt at a yard sale for $2!!  I couldn't pass it up.  I do, however, have to finish it, but I think it's fun!  I sure wonder though what that lady was thinking when she put it together??}

{Speaking of ugly - I bought a quilt top at an estate sale last year for $1.  I thought it would make fun Christmas stockings.  I've got more of it cut out to make purses.  Talk about ugly!}

Do you have a favorite quilt to wrap up and take a nap in??

Linking up to Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday.


  1. I have an old quilt that my mother in law made for me when I got married a hundred years ago! I love it...

  2. those are some cool quilts. Rag quilts are great cuz they're easy to make and they get softer and better with each washing.

  3. How cool to have a 100 year old quilt!


  4. What a group of great quilts! A quilt top for only a dollar?! wow! The T shirt quilt is very cool! I do like that idea.

  5. None of my quilts are antique, but I have more than a dozen. Love 'em!

  6. I love making quilts ... i just dont have the time to do them right now ... and a quilt top for $1.00 what a bargain and I loved that you used it to make stockings!!!

  7. Quilts are wonderful, aren't they.
    I cherish the Amish double wedding ring quilt that DH & I brought back from visiting Lancaster County, PA in the '90's.

  8. OOOH! I LOVE quilts! And yours from your family are extra special! How wonderful to have a part of them through their quilts! I would love to be a part of a quilting bee :o) I have so many unfinished ones to complete!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    Thank you sooo much for stopping by and for your sweet comments about our grandbaby and the blanket that our other daughter crocheted for her :o) Hope you are all doing well!

  9. I love quilts! I have the one I made in the quilt of the month thing on the bed in the spare room and it looks really cute in there!

    I think my favorite are still the raggy quilts...especially the zippy strippies!

    Thanks for a cozy little link to the letter "Q".