Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Heritage

Last week, my dad brought me some quilts that my grandmother had made. I think they speak volumes of her resourcefulness and love for her family.

This first one is probably my favorite. The colors are so delicate. I smiled when I discovered that the print from a feed bag that was used to stuff it is visible through the backing.


This one is pretty bold.

Almost all the squares on this one are pin striped. My grandmother worked in shirt factory for years and I wouldn't be surprised if these were scraps from damaged shirts.

This last one took my breath away when it came out of the bag because it was so different from the others. I can only assume it was meant for a special occasion. It had to be unfolded to really appreciate the pattern and the cross stitching.


Special thanks to Liz at Mabel's House who gave me the You Make My Day Award. I don't think I deserve it, but it was very sweet of her. I'm going to pass it along to Jennie at Falling Down the Rabbit-Hole, whose blog I have really enjoyed reading and in whom I sense a kindred spirit. Cheers!

3 comments:

Liz said...

Holy Smokes! What a windfall! The last quilt is breathtaking.

Jennie said...

Those quilts are gorgeous and so much more as your Grandmother made them!
I was too busy oohing and ahhing over the quilts that I was so surprised when I saw you had given me the 'You make my day award'!
Thank you so much!!! You've just made MY day! :D

Ms. Math said...

Those quilts are absolutely beautiful! My grandmother is a quilter, too and I am always amazed by the work she does.