Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Surprise find

Last week while at home with my mom I was surprised to find a quilt top made by my great grandmother.  The blocks were hand stitched in the 1930's by my great grandmother and stitched together in the 50's on the machine by my mom.  I had no idea that my mom had this.  It was really neat to listen to her tell me about all of the fabrics that were used in the quilt.  Each block was made from fabric that originally had been used in clothing or was left over from making a piece of clothing.  After seeing this I asked my mom if there were any other quilts and she brought out a huge stack of blocks.  There were about 50 blocks, you can see the stacks below.  I asked my mom why she didn't sew them together, but she said she wasn't going to waste her time.  I then asked if I could have them and she said of course she wasn't going to do anything with them.  How lucky!!  I did leave them at her house, to pick up the next time I go home.  I made sure to wrap them in tissue and put them in a box with my name on it, just in case something happens. 

I love the plaid and floral fabric in the block on the right.  There were about 10 from that same fabric. 


Elisa Black said...

What a treasure for you!! How exciting! Can't wait to see what you do with them! I have some cross-stitched tablecloths from my grandmother that I use only for special occasions.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Ho.eu cow that blew my skirt up.... Would love to see them. Would love to play with ways to set them. What a treasure.


Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

OThat would be HOLEY COW!

Becky said...

What a treasure! It amazes me what surfaces in homes of our family. Both Dad and Mrs. Rab. had a couple of treasures that meant nothing to them, but are treasures to us.