A Well-Used Quilt
In 2000/2001 I made a quilt for my nephew. It was in my pre-forum days so it's another one I made with no pattern and very little experience but, of course, it was made with love. My nephew has always been one of my favorite people but he's led a troubled life, going months without communicating with anyone in the family. I knew he liked the quilt when I gave it to him but I really expected it had been cast aside or lost in one of his many, many moves. This past weekend I came across it at my brother's house, with things my nephew asked his dad to keep for him. I took it out and found it to be faded and worn; obviously washed over and over - and very well used. Yes, I cried, knowing that it has meant something to him and that he used it. Maybe he'll settle down one day and want it back.
I spread it on the bed and took a couple pictures, then folded it up and put it back in the closet.
Here's what it looks like now:
All the greens and blues turned pink! I'm guessing some bleach was involved at least once.
Here's how saturated the colors were when I made it.