Monday, March 13, 2006

Making My Own Springtime

Boy, it's been a long time since I last posted. What a crazy week! A sick husband... a nine year old with a tweeked neck...two trips to the chiropractor for her...counting $$ each day for the school fundraising event...still more counting this week...

One thing that we did that was out of the ordinary for us was attend an Arena Football League game on Friday. Nashville Kats vs. Utah Blaze in the Delta Center. It was even better that the Blaze won!!! I was telling my friends this morning that it was like watching our boys play out in the front yard when they were younger. Fast paced and fun! Not to mention that they made up new rules. LOL! I'm not much of a football fan, but I would definitely go to another game!


Well, I can wait for spring no longer! Since any hint of my flowering bulbs are under inches of new snow, I decided to pull out my tulip quilt. This quilt was made for my mother in 1956 by the ladies in her church congregation. I saw it for the first time two years ago when my mother gave it to me while cleaning out the basement after a flood. My parents' marriage only lasted five or six years, and I guess she's had this quilt in storage ever since. It has a few stains, but overall it is in pretty good condition. It must be a double bed size, as it barely fits over the top of my king size bed.



Here are a couple of close up shots of the blocks.

10 comments:

  1. What a lovely quilt, Kairle. It DOES really make one think of springtime.

    Arena football is a bit different from regular NFL, isn't it? I think they still have a team in BHM, AL--Steel dogs? Met the coach once but of course, didn't have a clue who he really was as I was new to AL football.

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  2. Very pretty - how wonderful that your mother gave it to you.

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  3. It is nice that the beautiful quilt is now out of basement storage and enjoyed on your bed! I really love some of those older patterns.

    Haven't been to a football game since highschool football - but sometimes it is fun to do something a bit out of the ordinary so maybe someday...

    Cheers!

    Evelyn

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  4. What a sweet springy quilt!

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  5. Really pretty quilt Kairle! I'm so glad it came to live with you. I love quilts from that era also, just coming away from the depression quilts and not quite in to the mod stuff that was to come. Thanks for aharing.

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  6. what a treat to have this speical quilt. and yes I can see the spring in it !!!

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  7. how fun that you can use it and enjoy it, rather than it living in your mom's basement. Live sports watching is always more fun than watching it on tv I think.

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  8. I'm a sucker for tulip quilts (being of Dutch heritage) and I love this one! It's so different from any others I have seen. Thanks for sharing! I'm glad it's out to be seen by others.

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  9. What a pretty quilt. Sometimes the "oldies" are the best. Hugs, Cathy

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  10. Kairle, So nice that you ended up with the quilt. I love tulip quilts and the softness of this quilt is so appealing. I'm sure that you will treasure it.

    lootysmom

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