With the exception of about four quilts that I’ve made, all of my quilts are to be used and for us, using means having them on the bed or the sofa and often, it means Speck is curled up on them. They’re all made to be machine washed and dried. The exceptions are:
The green quilt that was the first quilt I ever designed and I want to keep it forever!
The Boomerang Quilt. Some day I’m going to have a pink bedroom . . maybe. I guess if I’m never moving again, I may just have to use it on the guest room in Texas. I want to keep it forever too!
The Fall Splendor Stack & Whack® because it won top prize in its category at the AQS Expo in Nashville and that’s what really launched my quilting “career”. I’ll probably keep it forever too.
The red Bear Paw quilt is not used because I love it and some day I may have a red and white room . . I guess that would also be Brownwood since I’ not moving again! 🙂 The quilting on it is one of my favorites and there’s so much white, it’s just off limits for now.
When I unpacked the quilts from one of my trunk show bags, all the quilts that were in there were sent off to the Red Cross donors except for the Bear Paw quilt. I set it down on the floor, turned around and look who had made himself a nice, comfy sleeping spot.
It wasn’t Speck’s fault . . it was there and he has to curl up on everything. The quilt is now safely packed in a box, waiting for its trip to Texas and maybe a place on the guest room bed. But, it’s not a dog bed! Sorry Speck!