My grandpa fought in World War II. He spent time in North Africa and Europe. The story I always heard was that he came home with a Nazi flag. My grandma cut it up into hearts and made a quilt out of it.
My mom gave me the quilt this last time I was visiting. I brought it home and I've washed it a couple of times to try and get the mothball smell out of it. Unfortunately the batting is coming out of the quilt backing and forming little white pills. I'm working on picking those off.
I'm going to use this quilt, just like I use the others I have. They were made to keep people warm, not be kept in a cabinet or hung on a wall.