Monday, I showed you my big finish for the week, my Fire Escape Quilt. I'm linking this up with AmandaJean or Crazy Mom Quilts, Finish it up Friday party. I just bought her book yesterday, and am loving it!!
I though it'd also be fun to show you the quilt that it's "replacing". This is the first quilt I made for my younger son, about 6 years ago. I took the top picture today, the bottom, 6 years ago. Seeing Leah Day's post about how to fix holes in quilts yesterday was very timely, as this quilt also has a small hole.
Considering the years of laundering it's taken and years of use, though, it's in really good shape, so repair it, I will, then it gets to be "retired". That leads to the question, how DO you retire a quilt? For sentimental value, I want to keep it, but is there a good way to store it anyone can suggest? I'm getting to the point where I also have many extra quilts in the house that need to be stored properly. I got to admit though, I'm running out of storage space. How do you decide to give a quilt away, or keep it for the long term? What do you think quilts want to do during retirement? Do tell!!