Sunday, May 24, 2009

Guardian Angels!

'If you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under love' - so the saying goes!

I made this quilt for my Danielle, now 35 - she left home alone, travelled to the UK , Europe and the Caribbean when she was just 24. You can imagine with just a backpack, this quilt formed part of that luggage, sort of 'I've been everywhere'! This quilt travelled for 5 years, well worn, well loved and may more years left in its life.

Danielle married an Australian boy while in England, and she and Adrian came home to Australia to have their baby twins, Byron and Heidi, who I talk about frequently. She still cuddles up under this quilt on cold evenings - I stole it from her place yesterday, and she would have needed it last night - wet, chilly winter has set in!

Happy Sunday!

18 Lovely People said ...:

Kris said...

Gorgeous quilt and a lovely story to go with it! We had a strange few warm days of winter reprieve here this week, but it's winter again here too.

Mildred said...

What a treasure Danielle has enjoyed all these years. I can imagine the memories attached to that special quilt!
You stay dry and warm Lurline.

Julia said...

It's gorgeous Lurline,
I'm sure Danielle would have appreciated it on her travels...made with love, and helped keeping her close to your heart.
Sure was cold last night!
Julia ♥

Deb said...

Its a beautiful quilt Lurline, and how fabulous to have formed its own story.

clare's craftroom said...

I really believe that saying is true and no wonder that quilt is just beautiful.

Nedra said...

Wonderful quilt. Quilts have their own history don't they? If only some of our antique quilts could talk.

Christine said...

Oh I do remember the quilt, I think I stippled the centre for you too.
You better give her the quilt soon if it is cold, we too have a change in the weather.

cheers
Christine

Helz said...

Danielle would have many a memory to share with her lovely travel Quilt Lurline... such a beautiful Keepsake from her Mum.

Janet said...

That quilt has soul. It's been everywhere, better travelled than I am!

Stephanie said...

How lovely to have something from home to comfort her during her travels. What wonderful memories she must have when she snuggles under it now.

Rumi said...

What a wonderful story about a beautiful quilt!

Sew Many Ways... said...

The quilt is such a treasure and a wonderful story to go with it. She should print a little label about the story of where the quilt went and sew it on the back. The quilt is just beautiful.
~Karen~

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Lurline! What a wonderful way for your daughter to carry a little piece of home with her during her travels! I bet whenever she was wrapped in it, it felt like she was getting a big hug from you. Definitely blankie temperatures here, too - the flannel quilt has been my friend for the last couple of weeks of television viewing! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

Bunny said...

Hi thanks for stopping by and posting a comment.
I love this quilt and have never seen this pattern it is adorable and will give wonderful memories. I am sorry you are into a cold winter as we are just into our summer here, we had a hard winter this year. I will follow you too.
Have a wonderful day.

Kristie said...

Oh such wonderful memories for all of you! It is great how a quilt can create such precious memories. Love that design!
Kristie

Micki said...

The story was so touching and the quilt is gorgeous!
Micki

Erin said...

Its gorgous, I love those little coloured blocks next to the grey!

*karendianne. said...

Boy isn't this a beauty, Lurline. And the fact that it's been utilized and loved the way a quilt should be ~ well that is fantastic!