Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Quilts, a hand-made memory

I have always been fascinated with anything to do with history.  Especially my families history.  I have traced both mine and Dads genealogy back quite far(and we have some surprises).  I have old family pictures hung up in our house. 

One thing that I have always loved and has always caught my eye are quilts.  Where ever we go, they stand out to me.  My very first birthday present from Dad when we were just dating was a quilt that his Grandma had made for me.  It brought me to tears.  It was so heartfelt for him to ask his Grandma to do this.  A lifelong treasure. 

We have that quilt ,along with a quilt that his Grandma made him, hanging on a rack. 
J has taken over Dads original quilt, and has claimed it for himself!  We also have a quilt that Dads other grandma made for him.  I don't have a picture of this right now, it is in an air tight bag until I find the time to fix it.  She hand sewed the entire thing!  This grandmother passed away quite a few years ago.  My goal is to surprise Dad by having it sewed back together, where it has fallen apart.  I know it would mean a lot to him.

Last week I got a surprise from his Grandma that has sewn all of the other quilts.  She had pieced together a quilt top.  She gave that to me along with everything else I would need to make the quilt.  Now I should say I have never made a quilt all by myself, but that was her intention.  This quilt was going to be for C and it is even more special because now it has been made by her Great Grandma and her Mama!  What a memory to have!

Here is the finished quilt, along with a pillow case that I pieced together today.  I am so happy to finally have it done!  Now onto making K and D's!!

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