07 February 2012

a puzzle


... in 4 pieces


My biggest quilt (so far) from my pre blog days turned out to be too big to be used in my house.
An irish chain design with red Aunt Grace around the word 30's prints.
A square 92" bed size quilt. Pretty, but too big.



So I cut it in 4 "puzzle" pieces, thinking of my brother's 4 daughters. The first one was gifted this weekend for a birthday present. It was received with a smile. I haven't told her it is part of a puzzle, but really look forward to part with no 2 and 3 in may...


Luckily this one wasn't washed before the "surgery". So it was an easy operation. Now it's washed and crinkly. Hopefully ready to spend less time in a closet, and more time being used!

Do you have a lot of quilts just stored away? I might not feel so bad about storing a pile of quilts if only my house was bigger...

10 comments:

Quiltefia said...

Wow!! Det var modig gjort å dele den opp!! Men lurt!! Jeg har også quilter liggende som er for store for veggene i huset, men ikke egnet for deling. Hyggelig å gi bort! Håper de setter pris på det!! AnneKari:-)

Sujata Shah said...

Marit1
That is such a great idea! And not to mention all of them will have a story to tell about their gift in future!
The quilt is so pretty! I would have never thought of slicing up a finished quilt but this is brilliant!

Nifty Quilts said...

A great idea! The quilt is lovely. I do believe we need to get our quilts out of the closet and use them.

Char said...

What an excellent idea!

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Lol, yup, I do, and still I make more of them:)
I am sure it must have been both an exhilirating and scary moment putting your rotary cutter into the quilt and making the first cut. Well done!

Mary said...

That is a great idea Marit! It is a beautiful quilt. I do have plenty of quilts stored around my house. We use a lot of them though.

Margreth said...

You are one tough woman! What a great idea to make something of the golden oldies.

sew katie did said...

Just got the quilts back from the book and trying to figure out where to put them until they are displayed. I need a bigger house!

amandajean said...

this is SUCH a great idea. you are a genius! i bet the recipients will LOVE it!!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

This is the most wonderful idea...not to mention how special it will be for quilt historians in the future!