Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Abi's Ladder

I had so (that's so, not sew) many ideas for what I wanted to post about today.
First off, I added some new items and re-stocked a few in my store and thought to blog about that. Then I installed my famous hanging line seen here and here and here and in practically every quilt image I've taken over the past few years.
And finally, I helped my youngest hang the quilt that used to be her crib quilt in her new room, in our new house.
So (or is it sew?) many options.
Well, I decided that because I'm deeply sentimental at heart, I would talk about Abi's quilt.
I made the quilt before she was ever born and the gal just turned 16, so it ain't brand new. Add to that she used it. I mean really used it. It was her bed quilt for the first year of her life. Did I mention that she wore cloth diapers. Get the picture? It's been washed...a lot.
Yet, I think, it's still quite beautiful.
The pattern, I use that term very roughly, is an improvised Jacob's Ladder. And, for those of you who wonder about the wash fastness of hand dyed fabric, all the cottons in this quilt are my own hand dyes.
I think they've stood up very well.
I've always had a special place in my heart for this quilt, understandably so. I'm so(sew) happy my girl wants to have it up where she can see it, enjoy it, and maybe even tell her friends about it, though I suspect she might leave out the part about the cloth diapers necessitating multiple washings.

9 comments:

Josée Carrier said...

Amazing! The colors still look so bright! Wonderful memories...

Pinkadot Quilts said...

What a nice post! Love the quilt too.

liz said...

Wow Malka. You were a very MODERN quilter even 16 years ago. I love this quilt!

cinzia said...

it's stunning! A comforting quilt that is now a piece of modern art! I love that it was used so much. it must hold so many memories for your daughter and you.

Lin said...

Beautiful!

Lily said...

It is beautiful!

Kat said...

This might be my favorite of your quilts. I love everything about it.

Leanne said...

It is wonderful to see that you were making quilts like this a long while ago. I love it. And I am so glad it is on your daughter's wall.

Simple Dreams said...

I love Abi's quilt. I too have an Abi (Abigail) and chose to spell it "Abi" for short. She is now 28, married and finally appreciating all the quilts I have made or bought over the years. As part of my wedding gift to her I handed her a quilt that she commented liking years earlier. She became emotional that I was actually parting with one of my beloved quilts. Although being old it had a very modern look to the piecing, which she loved. She would so enjoy your quilts I'm sure.