Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My Grandma's Quilt

Even though it was in the high 90's last week, I slept with a quilt on top of my sheet, blanket, and bedspread.  I had some kind of stomach bug and couldn't get warm enough.

Now this particular quilt was one made by my maternal Grandma.  I loved that woman like no other; still do even though she's been gone for several years now.

I had never seen this quilt until my Mama called one day and asked Laurel if she wanted something of Grandma's.  Of course she said yes!  That something turned out to be a 1930's feedsack quilt. I was quickly filled with envy. " I loved Grandma best, so I should have it!  She practically raised me, you know. "  I think I startled Laurel by my vehemence.  I REALLY wanted that quilt.

Well, I told her I'd trade her one of my Mama's (her Mee Maw's) quilts for my Grandma's quilt.  I showed her about four different ones, and of course she picked out my favorite; a new quilt made from old feedsacks.  "Well.......I don't know about that one."  

So we're at a standoff.  But they are both still at my house, and doesn't possession count for something?  I told her she'd get them when I died anyway.  She can fight over them with her baby sister.  I'm so mean!  

7 comments:

laurel said...

I know how much you loved her, and I felt guilty taking that quilt, even though I DO really like it:::sigh:::I guess I will just sleep under an old polyester sleeping bag. Don't worry about me...

Melissa said...

Is that a log cabin quilt? I'll take that one, please!

It's wonderful that you have these family heirlooms!!

AIMEE said...

I am just laughing and laughing!!! Y'all are hilarious and if I could get in on that fight, I would! Those quilts are amazing...I'll envy from afar!

Susan L said...

The quilts really are beautiful, and they must be so very special! I like the photo...

But, speaking as an old mom with grown kids :-), it's really, really fun (and a bit freeing, I must add) to give things to our kids that we love, that we could certainly hang onto and enjoy. It's lovely and sweet to see to see our kids enjoy these things and treasure them... (I'm sure you already know this very well!) :-)

But I'm certainly not saying what you should do, and I'm most certainly not meaning to put myself where I don't belong! It would be pretty tough to part with those lovely quilts... :-)

charlotte carroll said...

you isfj's are pack rats.

debbie bailey said...

Melissa,
Yes, the one on the left is a Log Cabin. The right one is Grandmother's Flower Garden. I'll have to ask Mama about the one in back.

And Miss Charlotte, I'm doing quite well in my decluttering process...thank you very much! Debbie

lydia said...

i have always loved mee maws quilts! what great gifts! keep up the fight! (sorry laurel!)