Monday, May 14, 2007

Grandma's quilt



I said I would post some pictures of my Grandma’s sailboat quilt so here goes. This was a friendship quilt that her and her friends worked on before she moved from Stewardson, IL to Frankfort, IN. My Grandpa worked for the RR and they moved around a lot. One of the blocks has the year 1932 embroidered on it. She made many sailboat quilts over the years, I am sure using those same cardboard templates that I used. The remainder of sailboat quilts that I have seen from her ( I have another myself) have all been tied and not quilted. I feel so blessed to have a quilt that my Grandma made.
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9 comments:

Libby said...

Such a treasure you have there - and I am so happy to see you have recreated one of your own. I have an old quilt (origins unknown, but came through family) that I so want to recreate. You have inspired me to get it out and take a good look and see what I can do *s*

anne bebbington said...

That's such a lovely pattern - the sailboats - and how special to have something made by your Gran

Dawn said...

Oh I love that sailboat quilt! Look at the fabrics - it is wonderful!

KCQuilter said...

Wow, I love both of those sailboat quilts!!!! Such treasures. It is so neat to have the stories behind quilts too.

tami said...

I just wanted to help make your day so here is my comment. :cD
Very nice sailboat quilt. It's really special to have Gramma quilts. Mine are all tied instead of quilted too. I think to them it was more a necessary chore to keep warm and less pleasure like it is to us.

Carol said...

What a wonderful, wonderful treasure.

Connie said...

Sailboat quilts are of interest to me because we sail. I haven't made a quilt yet but hope to someday. Yours is so special! I also live in Indiana but I'm fortunate to have broadband available.

Marcie said...

Florence and Nellie signed the quilt! That is so sweet! What a nice thing to have of your grandmother's. And she would be pleased to know that you appreciate it and even made one with her templates! (I am speaking as a grandmother here!)

mamaspark said...

I love your sail boat quilt. It is wonderful to have quilts from the past, especially when they are made by a family member. I was just thinking about making one of these kind of quilts. Do you have any suggestions for a pattern?
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