Thursday, February 08, 2007

Quilts

This picture I painted several years ago hangs in my upstairs hallway. I do love old quilts although I only have three.

I've shown this one before. It was made by my Grandfathers Grandmother. Click here for more pictures and history.


I'm not sure who made the other 2 but they are from my mothers family, too. I love the border on this one.

These birds are across the top. There are different colored birds too but the material on them has rotted. You can see a part of one on the left.

I'm guessing that this one is newer because of the bright material.

There are roses quilted into all the corners of the blocks and leaves on the pink parts.

There is even a flower quilted in the center of each flower.

All three quilts and hand done. I am as fascinated with the back as the front. I can't imagine the time that went into each of these quilts. I wish I new more about them and I'm sure I was told at some point but have forgotten. Now that everyone is gone who can answer my questions I realize that I should have listened better and written everything down.If you have family things remember to ask questions and record everything!
We're in double digits!!!! It's 14 degrees. It's a HEAT WAVE!!!!

5 comments:

Kentucky Gal said...

for some reason your pictures did not come thru...I'll try back later...13ยบ here right now...brrr!!
:-D

Jean said...

I've had the same trouble. Sometimes it helps to refresh a couple times.

Susie said...

Hi Jean,
Sorry! Couldn't see your pictures of your quilts even with refreshing. Blogger is being bad again!!
:)

Beemoosie said...

Those quilts are beautiful! I love the old patterns, and to know they were part of your family is priceless!

Lilli said...

All my family is gone now, except for my brother, so I don't have any answers to my questions about whose vase there was or when my mom bought her pieces of Wedgewood.