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............!

katylinvw 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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