Thursday, December 6, 2018

CRYING THE BLUES ABOUT MY ATTIC FIND QUILT

Some of you may remember my quilt squares find in my attic when we purchased this house.

I put the squares together.

My sister, Jeanette, quilted the quilt when she was here visiting.

This morning I put the binding on it this and was crying the blues.




I even have a pink room for it to go in.

The fabrics in the butterflies are so awesome.


I really want this quilt but it is going to it's rightful owner.


Did I tell you how much I love this quilt?  Even have pink pillowcases to match it.

Our neighbors are related to the family that lived here in this house.
My neighbor and friend  moved in the house next door because she was really close to her brother and his wife.

The owners of this home passed away and left the house to their son.

The son left an attic, spare room, and a shed full of priceless articles when we purchased this home. These quilt squares were left in the attic plus others.


I was bemoaning my decision after this quilt was finished, not that I didn't want her to have it but it just looks sooooooo good in my pink room.  Poor me (smiling), we all know that I have enough quilts, it is always hard to let a quilt go that speaks to me.  Some quilts I never have a problem letting go.

My sweet neighbor was feeling kinda sad today, she lost a son a while back, and today was just a hard day for her.  I am so glad I took it over and hopefully, she feels a little better.

14 comments:

Denice Barker said...

Such a sweet December feel good story!

QuiltShopGal said...

What a beautiful quilt. I'm so happy you found these blocks and finished it. While I can understand why you could be crying the blues, my heart tells me someone watching from above guided you to buy this home, find the blocks and finish them....and ultimately give them to your neighbor. You so so very generous, I'm sure she'll treasure it always. Big hug to you for your creativity and generosity and thanks to Jeanette for helping to finish quilting it.

Needled Mom said...

I'll bet it made her day. That was such a kind gesture,

KaHolly said...

Well, see? It was meant to be! At least you know it has gone to a good home and will be cherished! An awesome discovery and an incredible 'recovery'!

Gene Black said...

You are a good person and a good neighbor.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

It was very sweet to pass the butterflies on. Did you make a tracing of the butterflies?

beaquilter said...

What a sweet present!

Angie&Gary Short said...

Such a beautiful quilt. I'm sure your neighbor appreciates the quilt and what it means. It's so cute! It's really awesome that you found the squares. So cool. Enjoy your day! :-) :-)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I am sure she will adore it. You can always visit the quilt, right? =D

Rhonda said...

What a beautiful story about this quilt. I'm sure your neighbor's heart was warms by your kindness!!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awe that was so very nice of you. I hope it cheered her up too.

Sheryl said...

Hi Barb what a beautiful story and how thoughtful of you to put it together for the family,i am also your newest follower and i hope you will visit and follow me too.
This quilt does look so beautiful in your pink room,you are very sweet for finishing it for the family.

kiwikid said...

Well done you, you would have made a sad lady very happy. It is a beautiful quilt.

Jennifer Gail said...

Barb you will be blessed ten fold for your kindness!!!!