Tuesday, July 28, 2009

the story of a quilt...continued...

I dropped in on my boys today...Jon and I had some college things to do together. While I waited for him to get ready I, being the 'good mom,' decided to fold laundry to kill time. When I opened the dryer I found Jon's quilt all clean and fluffy. As I was folding I spotted this.

I almost fell over. I can't believe it happened again. It's my fault really. Bless the boy for doing his laundry and more points for washing his bedding. I neglected to tell him not to put this quilt in that compact washer.

It looks like I'll be ripping this quilt apart again. Maybe, hopefully, with any luck, the third time will be the charm.

20 comments:

Tina said...

Oh no!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

oh!!!!! thats terrible!! is an amazing quilt!
but your are the best, sure you fix it!

Carlylmurray said...

Would I be considered a cheater and a radical if I suggest that you create a coordinating patch instead of tearing apart that beautiful quilt? Quilts get worn (albeit not as quickly as this one) so maybe if you're not a Virgo like me, you might decide that the wear/tear/subsequent patching equals character and not a hideous amount of labour. Good luck no matter what you decide!

One Shabby Chick said...

Oh - I feel sick to my stomach for you...I cannot believe it! I like the patch idea!

Rebekah said...

I can't believe this! Your quilt has gone through so much. I agree that a patch might be the perfect fit for this. The quilt already has a lot of texture with the cotton and linen, so why not add a little more? :)

Jilly said...

Oh, I hate it when that happens. How frustrating!

Trisha said...

That is so frustrating!!

Tara said...

Oh my achin' #@$%#! I dread throwing my quilts in the washer, mainly because this keeps happening to me too! I want that beautiful quiltiness too, yet I think I need to learn how to make :good: seams! I'm very new at this!

Sarah said...

I can't remember. Is it a particular piece of fabric that continues to disintegrate. I may be wrong but it feels more like a fabric failure than a laundry failure.

Sarah said...

I can't remember. Is it a particular piece of fabric that continues to disintegrate. I may be wrong but it feels more like a fabric failure than a laundry failure.

jacquie said...

it's not the fabric...it's the washer...it's a queen sized quilt stuffed in a compact washer....the last time it got caught in the agitator and tore. it washed up fine multiple times in my big washer.

Kelly O. said...

I'm so sorry.

Needled Mom said...

How sad! I do hope that the third time will be a charm for you.

Asiyah said...

You should write a book about this quilt and call it "The Quilt That Never Wanted to Be". Bless your heart, Jon is loving that thing to pieces.

connie said...

Oh, I can not believe you have to repair it again. It is a beautiful quilt though. I am sure your son appreciates all your time and attention.

Michaela said...

Oh no,
I don't know what I would do. Good luck on whatever you decide to do.

Lynn said...

Wait what is this? I'm sending my daughter off to a college apt. with a quilt - no compact washer for it? You've just done me a huge favor blogging this - Would have never thought about it otherwise.

amandajean said...

oh, no! not again!!! I feel so bad for you.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

On No, Steam to seam two a Patch. it will just add to the memory of the quilt he used at school!

Heidi said...

How sad!!! and frustrating.

How do we get in on this bee?? I want a spot. Do you have a waiting list?