Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Grams' last quilt.

  1. #1
    Junior Member trugger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    saint louis, mo
    Posts
    266
    In 1999, when Grams started teaching me to sew, she explained to me that, "A quilt can have either white or off white on the back."
    I, of course, wasn't about to follow that rule and had started putting all kinds of patterns on the backsides of quilts.
    At first, she was mortified and horrified.
    Ten years later, she's putting a green pattern on the backside!

    This was her last quilt that was completed about a week before her stroke. I finished the edge and gifted it to a cousin on her wedding day.

    Grams' gift to anyone marrying was a handmade quilt.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Super Member rusty quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Ft. Gratiot, MI
    Posts
    1,960
    Blog Entries
    1
    What a beautiful tribute.

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Alturas, CA
    Posts
    8,413
    You both did a great job!!

  4. #4
    grayma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Waterloo, IL
    Posts
    444
    Pretty!

  5. #5
    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    12,168
    Blog Entries
    47
    How great it that? Love the quilt. So fresh and clean. Perfect for a spring quilt:)

  6. #6
    Super Member dream56's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Indiana, PA
    Posts
    1,403
    Blog Entries
    1
    Beautiful quilt - love the gorgeous quilting too.

  7. #7
    Super Member frauhahn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Chelsea, MI
    Posts
    2,249
    sweet story,too!

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,866
    Ahhh, what a wonderful gift!
    Maureen

  9. #9
    Super Member bamamama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Madison, AL
    Posts
    2,015
    I'm sure your cousin will treasure it always, its a beautiful quilt.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Laura22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    414
    Blog Entries
    6
    Gorgeous quilt and a great story too!

  11. #11
    Super Member bjeriann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Cottondale, Alabama
    Posts
    1,781
    Blog Entries
    2
    How wonderful to receive such a great gift.

  12. #12
    Super Member nabobw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Pinellas Park Fl
    Posts
    4,970
    Blog Entries
    6
    wonderful

  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    South Central PA
    Posts
    267
    I loved your story. I only wish that I had memories like alot of you do. And what a beautiful quilt!!

  14. #14
    CIGAINEROJD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Texarkana, AR
    Posts
    691
    Blog Entries
    1
    Nice quilt

  15. #15
    Super Member cuppi duke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    payette, idaho
    Posts
    2,248
    My grandmother was the same. She always used muslin on her backs. She would have been horrified to hear how much we spend making a quilt nowadays. Your Grams quilt is lovely.

  16. #16
    Junior Member trugger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    saint louis, mo
    Posts
    266
    Thanks, Everyone.
    I sure do miss her.

  17. #17
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    43,022
    Blog Entries
    45
    beautiful. it is so nice that she taught you and you could jump in to finish what she couldn't.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.