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!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 32

Thread: State Quilt

  1. #1
    Junior Member goosepoint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Southern VA-Patrick Co
    Posts
    232
    When my now 29 year old was 6 weeks old I had to go back to work so the lady that kept her said she would help me out for a few weeks until I found someone full time. She and her husband never had any children so it comes as no surprise that 18 years later - Nana and Burley were in the graduation stands the day she left high school with honors. So some time durring those 18 years Nana hand embroidered 50 blocks of the states, state birds and state flowers. All done on snow white cotton. Later on Nana gave my daughter the blocks and you all know how kids are. It is a wonder that I was able to find them after she moved into her new place. But I did and I had to add a few blocks to square off the quilt but put the blocks together. The sashing is navy cotton with sparkle stars and so is the backing. Nana is now 78 years old and once I got it done I gave it back to my daughter ( I knew she would appreciate it now ). She then took it to Nana so she could finally see all of her hard and loving work finished. She and Lisa were so happy.
    Attached Images Attached Images








  2. #2
    Super Member shawnemily's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ilion, NY
    Posts
    1,414
    That is wonderful!! A beautiful quilt for your daughter to treasure forever! Especially since it was made by Nana and Mom!!! Very Nice!!!!

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Prescott Valley, AZ
    Posts
    1,332
    What beautiful work! I'm sure your daughter will cherish it always.

  4. #4
    Super Member dyer804's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Modesto, CA
    Posts
    1,787
    Absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing the story.

  5. #5
    Senior Member quiltingsavta's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Bridgewater MA
    Posts
    391
    What a great woman "Nana" is and to put so much love into making all those blocks. It is breathtaking.

  6. #6
    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Camarillo, California
    Posts
    35,480
    What a wonderful quilt!!!!

  7. #7
    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    17,462
    Wow, that's another great story from you! I've enjoyed your posts so much!
    That quilt is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!! :D:D

  8. #8
    Super Member tealfalcon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Millbrook, Alabama
    Posts
    3,394
    That's a awesome quilt

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,866
    What a wonderful quilt!
    Maureen

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    3,247
    This a real treasure. A wonderful quilt.

  11. #11
    Super Member quilttiludrop's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Lebanon, Oregon
    Posts
    1,418
    Very pretty! The quilting looks nice also!

  12. #12
    Super Member Grammy o'5's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    1,325
    It's beautiful! :thumbup:

  13. #13
    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    home again, after 27 yrs!
    Posts
    16,254
    Blog Entries
    2
    oh that is lovely. just lovely. i happen to love State quilts and Siggy quilts.

  14. #14
    Super Member Cottontop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Williamsport, PA
    Posts
    1,082
    Beautiful work done with love.

  15. #15
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Albuquerque
    Posts
    292
    Blog Entries
    2
    A beautiful story behind a beautifil quilt. You made my eyes tear.

  16. #16
    Super Member caliquocat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    No. California
    Posts
    1,298
    A lovely keepsake for your daughter besides being a nice useful quilt. I've played with the idea of embroidering state blocks.

  17. #17
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    29,683
    So Beautiful. our Daughter will treasure it forever. Glad Nana got to see it become such a beautiful quilt. So very great of you to finish it.

  18. #18
    Super Member Murphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    8,899
    Blog Entries
    1
    This is an absolute treasure. How wonderful and gracious of you to find them and complete what was started. Thanks for sharing.

  19. #19
    Super Member Toto's Mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    N. Texas
    Posts
    1,776
    Glad you were able to collect all those beautiful blocks. What a treasure you and Nana did for your daughter! :thumbup:

  20. #20
    Super Member HummerGardenCrafts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    1,337
    Beautiful Quilt.

  21. #21
    Super Member skydiver70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,476
    Oh, that is so pretty. A treasure, too.

    Made me think of one that I started years ago for my Mom, but never was able to finish it and my fingers would get so stiff as I embroidered. Maybe tried too many at once. Mine is just a state bird quilt on muslin squares. I need to get it out and see what I can do.

  22. #22
    Senior Member Unique Creations's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Canon City, CO
    Posts
    567
    Now THAT IS an Heirloom!! Treasure it always!!

  23. #23
    KrystelsQuilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Missoula, MT
    Posts
    312
    what a wonderful story for a wonderful quilt. Thank you for sharing :)

  24. #24
    Super Member rootyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Selkirk, NY
    Posts
    9,705
    Blog Entries
    1
    What a treasure!

  25. #25
    Senior Member ChrisB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Texas DFW area
    Posts
    826
    Blog Entries
    1
    Beautiful quilt!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

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.