Wednesday, August 12, 2015
MY GRAND-MERE'S QUILTS--(Wednesday Memories)
Airing out Grand-mere's quilts
these are the only two of my Grand-mere's quilts I have; the Dresdan Plate is in very
bad condition--faded, torn and I think, much used and loved ;--))))
all these fabrics in the wedges are from my mother's (Cherie's) and my Tante's (her sister Mildred's) dresses....
Difficult to capture on film,.,..,so faded....my Grand-mere did all the stitching and quilting.
she used the Baptist Fan pattern--I have a leather template my Grand-pere made for her that has drilled holes to mark dots for the fans.
This" Roses" 2nd quilt is in very good shape; it was a joint effort for my Mom, her sister and Grand'mere.
Mom did the embroidery centers here--she was really precise and an excellent stitcher....as you can see:
And Tante Mildred did the green stitching throughout. Grand'mere did all the button hole stitches and hand pieced and hand quilted it...on her quilting frame. I am sure some of her sewing friends must have put a few stitches in there, too.
This last quilt was on my bed when I was growing up...
"Roses" for Julierose ;--)))
I take them out to air a couple times a year and re-fold or roll them....I hesitate to use them as they are so fragile....
hope you enjoyed seeing some old, much loved quilts...
Hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse