Thursday, June 12, 2008

Vintage quilts

When Jayde was visiting she announced that she has learned to crochet. I told her my grandma was
very crafty and loved to crochet, embroider and quilt. I have so many amazing items that she called her "fancy work".
Jayde is working on a "top secret" project but she said she would teach me to crochet when she was finished.
How sweet is that?

I pulled out quilts that my grandma had made. The little girl is me. My initials are on the lunch pail and the year 1959 is when I started kindergarten. Almost 50 years ago.

Here is a shot of the entire quilt. Very much loved.

This quilt was made by my great-grandma. I'm not sure of its age but it is in beautiful condition.

My grandma was working on a quilt top when her eyesight started to go.
She gave it to me when I was pregnant with my first son 30 years ago. She passed away shortly after that.
Although I have never quilted, I think it is time to buy quilting 101 and finish it.


Elizabethd said...

The stories that quilts could tell............!

Katy Lin :) said...

this is so precious! how special for jayde to get to share those memories and passions with you!

Shabbyfufu said...

I love vintage quilts....especially when they are family treasures!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Barb!
I LOVE your quilts! You will find finishing the quilt from your great-grandma so much fun to finish. It will be so special to you. You'll be a quick learner because you will want to see your progress all the time. The childs quilt is so adorable! I'm so happy that Jayde is a crocheter!! There are so many things she will be able to make with that crafting art. I have crocheted for years and love it still. I have an afghan that my grandma crocheted that I treasure.
Hugs to you and sweet Jayde! Sherry

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