Thursday, September 10, 2009
Treasure Chest Thursday -- Grandma's Patch Quilt
This is a patch quilt that grandma Smedley made. It was being used as a mattress pad on the old iron bed that dad used to sleep in when he was a kid. The bed is mine now and of course I took the quilt along with it. Unfortunately the bed is still in Idaho.
It sure looks like hard work. The quilt is made of many different types of material. There are pieces of old sleeping bags, curtains, old material scraps, a polyester suit, clothing, and stuff I can't even name. The most important pieces to me are the ones from grandpa's old flannel shirts. When rapped in the quilt it is almost like snuggling with grandpa.
I'm not sure how old the quilt is, it could be anywhere from forty to sixty years old. I really need to do some repairs on it. Looking at some of the rips you can see that she did not use batting in the middle, but a couple of layers of more patch work. Let me tell ya, that thing is very heavy and warm.