Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Family Quilt, A Treasure

Family Quilt Backing
Originally uploaded by wenjomatic.

My mother started this quilt decades ago but put it aside before finishing it. The top was completely pieced and she had frame-quilted it, all done but the binding.

The olive drab squares are from her father's work uniforms, the checked and striped ones are from her mother's house dresses.

It makes me well up in tears... these stitches are by my mother's very own hands. These fabrics worn daily by my grandparents.

After she died last year dad found it in her cedar chest. It is a treasure to me. My dear girlfriend, Julie, bound and finished the edges for me. I am eternally thankful for her generosity and friendship.


HomeMadeOriginals said...

Such a wonderful treasure, you are so lucky to have it.

Jocelyn said...

I'm tearing up thinking of you cuddled up in a wonderful heirloom. xoxo

teejayhansen said...

It turned out beautifully, I can just imagine how happy you are to have it completed.