I looked into the living room yesterday to see my two boys curled up together in a quilt on the couch watching a movie and eating pizza… how could it not make me smile. The oldest, 4 year old Caleb, will often share the quilt with his brother, 2 year old Lucas, and together they watch movies or pull the quilt over their heads giggling underneath, or catch the dog in a quilt “net.” This quilt, which spends most of its days on the back of the couch, is well loved, often washed, and, to be honest, it is very much abused. As I looked over the beautiful fabrics offered at Quilt Market in Houston, I thought about what old and new fabrics I wanted to use in my next quilt, which I will be making for my niece’s new baby. I am happily planning this quilt with the intention of it receiving the same kinds of loving abuse as the one my boys have. Some quilts aren’t meant to be hung on a wall for a long time – they are meant to be very well loved just for a short while.
It’s Your Quilt
By Nancy Riddel
It’s OK if you sit on your quilt.
It’s OK if your bottle gets spilt
If you swallow some air
And you burp, don’t despair,
It’s OK if you spit on your quilt.
There are scraps old and new
in your quilt
Put together for you on your quilt.
If your gums feel numb
‘Cause your teeth haven’t come,
It’s OK if you chew on your quilt.
We expect you to lie on your quilt.
If you hurt, you may cry
on your quilt.
On a cold rainy night,
Don’t you fret, you’re all right,
You’ll be snug, warm and dry
On your quilt
~The Dream Team