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lolagrace 02-11-2021 08:36 AM

Allena's Path quilt
 
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I began this project in 2018, making my templates and cutting out all the pieces, which by the way there are only 240 curved pieces. This quilt is a replica of one made, circa 1932, by my great grandmother, Allena M. Hasty Jeffries. I have the honor of owning her quilt. Like hers, mine is entirely hand sewn and hand quilted. I replicated the quilting design too with the exception of the borders. Although there is an enormous amount of hand work, I found it quite relaxing. I also found my mind wandering and contemplating what our ancestors lives were like. I'd like to think grandma approves and is smiling. Thanks for looking.

Tartan 02-11-2021 08:56 AM

Beautiful quilt and a great tribute to your great Grandma! Quite an accomplishment all hand done!👏🏻

Battle Axe 02-11-2021 09:16 AM

My mind wanders too. My grandma on Mom's side hated sewing and only made one quilt, which I still have, double wedding ring. It had to be excruciating for her. I took after Dad's Mom who was quite crafty, fortunately.

Was interested in a WWII story about a test pilot, Eric Brown. Lived to be 97. Several documentaries on U tube, if you can sew and listen at the same time.

juliasb 02-11-2021 09:30 AM

Yes, yes, yes! I am in love with this variation of Drunkards Path! You nailed it! Your grandmother would be proud. Thanks for sharing.

SallyS 02-11-2021 09:32 AM

Lovely quilt, lovely work and a lovely tribute to your grandmother.

rvsfan 02-11-2021 10:31 AM

The quilt is beautiful and especially your hand quilting which is lovely, even stitches. I tried hand quilting, once. I didn't have a single stitch look like one of yours and I didn't care for that idea of practice, practice, practice. I admire you.

Quiltwoman44 02-11-2021 10:51 AM

that is a lovely quilt!! especially love your green!!

Cheshirepat 02-11-2021 01:22 PM

Huge round of applause for this gorgeous work! How wonderful! I hope the 2 quilts get to live close together in your home! :)

lolagrace 02-11-2021 03:17 PM

Thank you all for the lovely comments. My stitches aren't nearly as small as my grandmother's but she also didn't have any batting in hers. I have her quilt displayed with ones made by another grandmother & a great aunt. I treasure them all.

MicheleC 02-11-2021 03:39 PM

Oh my goodness, that is just lovely!


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