Quilts on my Beds

Tonight is blogapalooza where we get a topic and an hour to write about it. Here is tonight's topic.

Write about sleep and the impact it has on your life now or at any point in your life.

This is a bit of synchronicity as I just had a post today about napping, a rather wonderful way to sleep. I feel like I can veer off topic a bit and talk about quilts on my beds.

Quilts on my beds, hmm, you seem to be thinking DUH. Hey, bear with me while I develop this idea.q cold re 2

I had never really thought about quilting until a friend of mine got married. We taught together; she was the German and French teacher and I was the Spanish, Latin, French and German teacher. Don't ask.

We really got along great, I still see her for dinner almost every month. She invited me over for dinner to their new apartment and there was a Double Wedding Ring quilt on the bed. It took my breath away.

7971_1266533051_3I still love that pattern but I have never made one. This pic is from a free photo site.

She explained that her sister in law had let her pick a pattern and then made them the quilt. My head was exploding with wonder. I could do that, I loved to sew.

I signed up for a quilting class determined to get quilts on my beds. And by Christmas I had them in the Master bedroom. By the next December I had them on my daughter's bed and was starting on my Christmas quilt collection.

10703640_10202812454248698_3160468893646129980_nWhen I saw my beloved daughter sleeping under a loving creation made by my hands, I was ecstatic. I felt like I was loving her and protecting her all night long.

This feeling has continued to this day and extends to myself and my husband. I just prefer that everyone I love and hold dear is sleeping beneath one of my quilts.

I sleep better under a quilt. Or two. I nap the same way. When my daughter and her family come over, we all grab quilts!Color runnning 013-1

I can't imagine if the human species didn't sleep about a third of their lives in a bed. There would be no bed quilts! I can't imagine that.

If we just curled up and nodded off in a patch of sunlight what would happen to my hobby? My blog? Life as we know it?

I can see the mattress industry, linen companies and pillow manufacturers nodding their heads in agreement with me.

Sleep can be elusive at times in life, I know it has been for me. Lack of sleep can create havoc in your head and health. But the best thing about sleep is that you do it with quilts.

q cold re 5Many quilters were motivated to start because they wanted to make a quilt for their baby. They feel in love with the child and the quilt. Luckily, there were many more beds and walls to cover.

In fact right now I am dying to go back up to my sewing room and finish off a quilt. I just have to decide on some borders.

I think I will sleep on the decision.

Sew happy!

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I've also written about quilt dreams. You can read that post here.

Or check out last month's blogapalooza post.

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