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This past weekend, Jeff and Alisha were home and it was a bit on the cool side. So I took out a couple of quilts and put them on the beds for extra cover. My daughter walked into my sewing room and commented on this quilt. She said to me that this is the quilt she had been asking me where I had put it. Funny, I did not remember that conversation coming up in the past, but she did.
She said this is the quilt she remembered on her bed when she was a little girl, it was all soft and comfy and good for snuggling....much better than a new quilt. I did remember she always liked this quilt as the conversation went forward.
That was no easy thing for me to do I might add. This quilt was made by my grandmother's mother on my dad's side of the family. My great grandmother pieced this quilt and I have always treasured it. I told my daughter that her great, great-grandma made the quilt and it was a treasure, and to please take care of it. As I type this, I still find it hard to believe I let her take it.
The quilt is not in perfect condition, it is vintage and has a few places that are not perfect. But quilts like this were made to be used and enjoyed not stored away. I feel relatively sure that my daughter will use this and enjoy it. I am not sure she is as sentimental as I am and treasure it, but at least it will be used as it was intended....for warmth and comfort along with holding fond memories for her.
But did I mention how hard it was to not tell her I changed my mind and keep it here with me??? I am rather proud of myself for letting a real treasure to my heart go on with the next generation to enjoy it. It was not easy.