Friday, February 15, 2013

Quilts....

Yesterday was a fairly nice day, so I took advantage of it and washed these quilts.  They were made by my mom.  She would sometimes make a top and  it be years later that she would quilt it.  Such is the case with the one with the five stars.

I was little when she made it...and no longer lived at home when she quilted it.  But I did happen to be on vacation and was there while she was quilting it.  So I go to do a little bit of the quilting.  I cannot remember how old I was when she made this other quilt...
 but there is material from a dress I had in third or fourth grade. (The yellow was not part of my dress...just the dark fabric.)
And there is fabric from some of her dresses...
I really loved this quilt from the minute she made it.  Just because of the memories associated with the fabric if nothing else.

I have always planned for our girls to have them.  I wash them every so often then put them up.  They have never really been used.  I am planning on taking the star one to Sarah this weekend.  And one of these days will be mailing the bottom one to our other daughter.

18 comments:

Ginny said...

She was a very good quilter! And you are really lucky that you have them, the ones that my family made are kind of rotted by now...bad storage.

MarmePurl said...

Such wonderful treasures. Just beautiful... the quilts, the maker and the caretaker.

Betty Manousos said...

so pretty!
these are so precious.
thanks for sharing:)

Sandra said...

so you got your gift for and love of quilting from your mom. i love the first one, the white with the red stars. really like that one a lot... she was truly talented.

Linda Gross said...

They are beautiful quilts, and I am sure that your daughters will treasure them.

Nancy said...

Beautiful quilts, Rose. Both of them are stunning in their own right. The second one is my favorite because of the story behind it. I have a quilt that my late husband's grandmother made, and when his aunt saw it she smiled and said, "I remember this quilt. The lilac print was one of my favorite dresses." His grandmother had made quilts from worn clothes, just like your mother. I have many of his shirts stowed away that some day I hope to make into quilts from my son and his family. I've made pillow tops, but nothing as large as a quilt.

don said...

I think it's great that you have these stars and that you know their origin. They wlll make fine family history items the older they get.

Susan said...

Wow Rose, these are wonderful! I know your daughters are going to be so excited to have them!

Mary said...

These are beautiful! I love that red and white one. The other one is pretty, too and unusual. It is always neat to know what a fabric came from in an old quilt. Makes it so personal!

Judy said...

Oh Rose, these are beautiful and what treasures that your daughters will have.

Dee said...

Your mom was a talented quilter...what a treasure to have them ♥

Montanagirl said...

Lovely quilts. I think I've mentioned before that both my Grandmothers quilted.

Ellie said...

These are really lovely quilts Rose, you obviously got your love of quilting from you mum. She must have worked hard on these and how nice you are passing them on to your own girls. :)

Marie said...

Such beautiful treasures! I love family heirloom quilts! And these are just lovely! I have a new quilting post on piece-fulness if you want to check it out, too, by the way.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Rose, We been in Arkansas for a week --so I'm trying to catch back up with my blog friends. Hope you had a great week.

That is so neat that you have your mother's quilts --and will pass them on to your daughters. They are gorgeous... I have one quilt that belonged to my mother--but she didn't make it. Not sure who did...

Hugs,
Betsy

Gill - That British Woman said...

she was a wonderful quilter. Your daughters are very lucky that you are handing them down to them.

Beautiful work and quilting.

Gill

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah, you come by your love of quilting naturally, I see!

Joyful Quilter said...

Wow! Beautiful quilts! What a wonderful legacy from your mom. Thanks for sharing them.

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