My sister(Goofy2) is getting a quilt for Christmas. It's only the second one I've ever made/gifted her. The first one (over 20years ago) was inappropriately disposed of, I'm over it - really. It's a sad sad story for a quilt - I'm over it - really. She said (15 years ago), "we loved it, a lot, and used it, a lot, and washed it, a lot."
But where is it?
She threw it away! In the garbage! But - I'm over it - really. It was 15 years ago. I vowed never to make her another bed-sized quilt. I have made her a number of pillows and table runners, but nothing substantial. Now that I'm over the trauma of her throwing away - into the garbage! - a quilt I made ... did I mention it was a wedding gift, I considered making her another quilt.
During my last visit to Florida, I happen to see a couple of runners I had made. They were so worn out and faded and frayed. She said, "I keep them in that draw because I will NEVER throw away anything you made me - ever" insert the word "AGAIN" - but I'm over it - really.
So, her punishment is done, 15 years of being quilt-deprived is enough. This year she gets the biggest quilt I have ever made. It's 111" x 117". It's totally scrappy and completely from my stash. Even the outer border - it was a curtain hanging in the storage room of the quilt where I worked.
It better NEVER end up in the garbage ... but - I'm over it - really.