Speaking of quilts … Tipper of Blind Pig and The Acorn recently wrote about her love for the Appalachian quilts she’s been gifted with since childhood. She ended her post with the question “Do you have a favorite quilt?” which tugged at my heartstrings …
My Mamaw (called "Maw" by her northern grandchildren) worked at a shirt factory and brought home bags of scraps that my Great-Mamaw and Great-Aunts made into quilts.
This quilt was made for me by my great Aunt (who was also my Godmother) and was a Christmas present when I was a child. It has been used and washed and remade over the years a million times and is still my favorite. I still use it today, although one that I made now lives atop my bed.
This is a much older one made by my Great-Aunts that I was given after their deaths and it sits on a chair in my livingroom, along with a rag doll that I got when I was 6. She has a wind-up music box that still plays London Bridges. These are the things I would grab as I left the house if there ever was a fire.