Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Using Quilts

Sometimes the quilts I make get given away.  Some get stacked onto shelves to look pretty.  And sometimes the quilts get used.
Yesterday Whitney took a stack of quilts and made Allison an big fort under my long kitchen table.  I think she used 7 quilts, chairs, benches and dishes to anchor the fort.
Whitney decorated the inside with pillows, blankets and (pumpkin) fairy lights so little miss Allison (dirty face) could play with and watch Buzz and Woody (her favorite movies).
This was one of the quilts used.  It is a quilt I made 7 years ago.  I don't think I've ever showed it on my blog.  I really like floating stars.

-nanette

23 comments:

Brandie said...

What fun! This will become a special memory many years from now.

Deborah said...

What fun! Play houses are such wonderlands!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Ah - quilty pleasure in a playhouse!

Annette said...

That has to be the most beautiful tent ever! It's wonderful that your kids enjoy the quilts and are creating great memories.

Lynn said...

Best use of quilts - ever!!

trish said...

I.LOVE.IT!! :0)
That is a fabulous use of quilts!!
Just think of the memories
being made. :0)

Heather said...

I need to show this to my DIL. Then she would understand why I have already made 4 quilts for my 8 month old grandson. :-)

Katy said...

Love love love quilts in action as forts!!!!

Nedra said...

How fun. Building happy memories for little Allison, too.

julieQ said...

Oh what fun....I remember doing that as a child, and then watching my son do the same thing!

Angie said...

What a fun time at Gramma's. :D That floating star quilt is gorgeous---but then so are all of your other quilts (and they make awesome forts!) :)

Lily Boot said...

must have made little Allison feel very loved having access to that treasure trove! Your quilts are so pretty, I don't know how you weren't tempted to leave them draped here, there and everywhere :-)

Muddling Through said...

What a perfect use for some of your beautiful quilts! Because quilts, to me, are a tangible expression of love. Allison was surrounded with love! (As she is all the time.)

Carrie P. said...

OH, what fun. I remember those days with my kids. Love your floating stars.

Sharon said...

Hi Nanette I have to tell you that the star quilt you did 7 yrs ago is just beautiful. I think now that my chemo and radiation are over i will start thinking about making one of these...thanks for sharing

Cynthia said...

How much fun is that for little Allison! Your quilts of love were being put to good use. Three of my little grandchildren will be travelling here for Thanksgiving with their parents of course! I am going to have my quilts out for them to use. I love your floating star quilt. The colors are really warm.

Thimbleanna said...

Now THAT must have made those gorgeous quilts very happy. There's no better use for quilts imho. I'll bet Allison loved it. LOVE that floating stars quilt too!

Staci said...

Looks like so much fun for the little ones!

pratima said...

Cute pictures to treasure forever! Allison is adorable! She seems to be having so much fun! Your floating star quilt is beautiful :)

PamKittyMorning said...

That looks pretty fun!

Barbara said...

I can't think of a better way to use them!

Mary said...

my sister was bragging on my quilts to a lady who sews for profit and she was horrified my kids use them as a fort LOL! But they are so expensive to make and they just crawl around on them? To me the crawling around on them takes them from expensive to priceless. I think you, your daughter, and Allison have the right idea!

SarahVee said...

LOL! My five year old son loved the pic and figured out right away that the quilts were over the dining room table. His eyes lit up! So far I've only let him build forts - yes with quilts - in his room and all over the living room. The dining room table is sacred - for now LOL! Love it!