9 responses

  1. A Family of Love
    April 8, 2011

    A beautiful post! I love home-made quilts. My grandma gave me a quilt that my great grandmother had made and I love it. My great grandma always dated her quilts in one of the corners. She had made this quilt the year I was born.

    Also I have my husband’s grandma’s sewing machine that looks very similar to the pictured one but ours has really dark wood.

  2. Anonymous
    April 8, 2011

    Yeah for “Flashback Friday”! I really do like them. Keep ‘em coming!

    –SaraLyn

  3. Rachel
    April 8, 2011

    That quilt is amazing. I bet there are hundreds of hours worked into it.

  4. Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife
    April 8, 2011

    Beautiful sewing machine and quilt!! My Grandmother knitted, crocheted, beaded and had a million other talents. I only had 7 years with her that I will treasure forever, but, I just wish I had more time with her. So, I could learn her talents.

    I learned to sew from my Mom and just finished my certification in it from the local adult program around here.

    I will eventually teach myself to knit and crochet as well.

    TFS!!

    Alisha

  5. Amanda
    April 10, 2011

    That’s a cathedral window quilt and it is a handmade quilt that takes lots of time and patience! I am making one now that will be lucky to make it to a throw size since it is taking so long. You are lucky to have such precious quilts passed down to you!

  6. Kelly H
    April 11, 2011

    I was going to say the same thing – its a catherdal quilt that has to be sewn by hand – the way its put together cant be done on a machine!
    They used to make thiese out of all the scraps. My guess is that all of the scrap were from clothes that were made! knowing that adds even a little more history! So, if you have lots of small scraps from different things, this is a good quilt to make – it only takes a little piece of each fabric.

  7. Handy Man, Crafty Woman
    April 12, 2011

    Great story! I love stories like this. What a pretty sewing machine! I love those old machines. Hubby bought one for us (a tabletop size, but same brand).

  8. twobutterflies
    April 14, 2011

    That quilt is A – MAZ – ING!!!!

  9. Lori
    April 26, 2011

    Thank you for sharing the photos of your Grandma’s quilts. They are equally unique and amazing.Your Grandma certainly expressed a lot about herself through her creations. She must have been very patient and persistant.
    ~Lori in B.C., Canada

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