Monday, July 7, 2014

My Grandmother's Quilt

Recently Greg and I went to visit my mom for a few days.  We had a wonderful time visiting and being lazy.  I was able to sew lots on my hexies which I loved.  I also had a chance to see my grandmother's quilt in person.

My grandmother made it from my mother and her sister's clothing they had outgrown.  We determined it is about 74 years old.  My aunt used the quilt on her bed but it is in perfect condition.  There are no worn or faded spots, no stitches coming loose and no wear and tear on the binding.  It looks as if it has never been touched.  It felt so soft.  I wanted to just snuggle up in it.

My own hexies?  Well, they are coming along well at a pace that is somewhat similar to a snail's.  I'll plan on giving you a sneak peak soon.

This is such a sweet quilt--one of our many disappearing 9 patches.  They are so easy to cut and sew that it is really hard not to do them.  And why not when they turn out so cute!

This luscious quilt is made from pinwheels made from Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  It was a block swap that I participated in.  I decided they would make two quilts for the kids rather than one for me.  I love the backing!

The pictures don't do justice to this quilt.  The blue fabric has the sweetest little lambs with pink bows around their necks.  A little one will love this one.

You will see lots of quilts like this one where we use a focus fabric alternating with pinwheels.  Pinwheels use up small scraps and we have lots of those!  Notice the quilting that gives the look of water moving.

This is a great quilt for a boy.  It is made with plaid homespuns.  Nine-patches with graphic quilting brings it all together.

Who can resist these bright colors?

As cute as these quilts are, here's something even cuter!

What a happy face!  It must be the cookie crumbs!!