But. . .
you are extremely careful in the beginning. Are your hands shiny clean? Please don't sit ON it. Roll it down very carefully and please don't ever let it touch the floor.
But then life happens, you lighten up and forget about the many hours it took to make and now you just want to enjoy it in each way possible.
It gets pulled off the wall when there are no more extra blankets for those college-aged quests. It gets wrapped around a body as they run out in the brisk cold to get something out of the car (and I know it got dragged in the snow!) It has even cuddled up kids while they were eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches while watching a movie. And most recently has been a cozy abode for one of our resident felines.
It's not that I forget how long I worked on it, it just gets put into perspective. It's sort of like labor, when one swears they will never go through that again but within a short amount of time there's talk of more babies.
This quilt holds a special place in my heart because it was the last quilt I worked on with a very special quilt teacher and friend who lost her battle with cancer.
So there's even more reason to live with this quilt, to touch it, use it, enjoy it and cherish the memories of the hard work along with the multitude of joys.
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