Background: My maternal grandmother died in May 2005--just before her 95 birthday. She loved to talk quilting, but never made a quilt herself. I visited her once a week for years and years, and would often take new fabrics and tops to show her. It gave us something to talk about and she'd give me ideas on how to quilt things. Because she's gone is why I need all of you.
My mother died in 1997 at the age of 61. She was the youngest of three sisters. None of them quilted. The middle sister, Lorna (75 years), is moving for the first time in over 40 years, so the oldest sister, Barbara (80 years), came up from NC to see her before she moved. Lorna called me a few days ago to ask if I wanted some old quilts she had, made by my great grandmother. She always meant to do something with them, but never did. I said sure. She would give them to Barbara to give to me. Well, Aunt Barbara and Uncle George just left and here is what they brought.
There are some rough spots. Any advice/suggestions anyone can give me would be appreciated.
I'm a bit teary right now... just missing my mom and grandma. Sigh...
Lots of stitches!!
See the one piece of that same fabric?
I love the sashing design!
It's just this fabric in this quilt that is worn away.
I want to tell her I like that background fabric.
This is the same design, but the fabrics blend so.
Interesting how one fabric all wears sooner. Wonder if it was worn from the start?
I love to see how some blocks are more scrappy than others.
Such a pretty block with lovely echo quilting.
Quilt 2--just like the scrappy strip patterns we do today!
So worn out. Tired block.
I just have no idea how to fix them, or if I want to. There's something nice about the way they are, something historical.
This must have been one loved quilt.