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A memory from your childhood - what kind of quilt comes to mind?

A memory from your childhood - what kind of quilt comes to mind?

Old 12-12-2016, 07:40 PM
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My grandmother made a yo yo quilt and i have it now, it's about 60 yrs old. i'm 57, so i remember her telling me how long it took to make and finish. I've made 2 of them, and no longer have either one, just hers. Also a dresdan plate from when i was about 12 in 30's ORIGINAL fabrics. I want to do a repro for my 60th birthday.
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Old 12-12-2016, 07:44 PM
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Both grandmothers quilted. My Mom's Mom made beautiful quilts, but she died when I was 2yr--I do have her 1920's hand pieced and quilted Grandmother's Flower Garden double bed (which got some use) and matching crib (not used as the baby it was made for died)and also one that she did all the embroidery on lilac blocks but did not finish the piecing before she got ill--in the early 1970's my Mom's aunts finished it up.
My Dad's mother made incredibly heavy, wool crazy quilts. She worked at the Nellie Don Dress Factory in Nevada, MO when my Dad young and had lots of wool dresses & coats and access to wool scraps. I have one of her quilts.
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Old 12-13-2016, 02:44 AM
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My Bubba (grandmother) also made a quilt from goose feathers that she plucked. The feathers were then sent to a co. in Ill. to be made into a down comforter. The feathers were enclosed with taffeta. I was addicted to that crinkly feel with the soft down inside. It was very heavy and warm once the taffeta warmed up.
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Old 12-13-2016, 03:15 AM
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Heavy wool crazy patch quilt that weighed a ton but sure was nice in winter with lake effect snow and what is currently being called a polar vortex! Polar vortex? Really??
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Old 12-13-2016, 03:17 AM
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We had comforters but called them quilts. I had a crazy quilt I loved to death. It was made from dress scraps. No fancy stitches. All sewing was overlapped. I never did figure out how it was made.
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Old 12-13-2016, 05:30 AM
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The only ones I remember are crazy quilts of squares or just two pieces of fabric put together with wool batting or a thin blanket between. Those days for me were about practicality.
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Old 12-13-2016, 05:41 AM
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My sister and I both sewed clothing when we were teenagers. We'd send our scraps to our grandmother who lived 800 miles away and we'd see only once a year. Grandma would hand piece quilts using the scraps and pieces cut from old clothing. She's send us the finished quilt . My sister and I would spread the quilt out and reminisce about the various patches... "Remember when I wore this dress to the school dance and such and such happened?" etc. I still have one of the quilts and my sister has another. I can't imagine piecing and quilting a quilt by hand! No sewing machine, rotary cutter, or ruler. I can barely get a top done using a machine and modern tools, and I've never done any quilting other than SITD! I do remember that my grandma never sat down without having something in her hands to work on!
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Old 12-13-2016, 05:49 AM
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My grandmother had a quilting frame set up in her dining room in the winter time. She mostley made scrappy quilts using old clothes.. I was always fascinated as to how she put them together. All of her quilts were hand stitched and quilted.
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Old 12-13-2016, 05:51 AM
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I had a drunkards path in hot fuchsia and white. I think it probably was red and white. I do remember the pink being faded. My sister remembers a double wedding ring with pink background instead of white. That one is on my to do list now.
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Old 12-13-2016, 06:32 AM
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Any tied design, usually utilitarian quilts, piled high to make a "pallet" on the floor for the grandkids to sleep on. Always warm, always cozy!!
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