Friday, October 29, 2010

Old Quilts ~ A Thing of Beauty


This quilt was made by my paternal grandmother, Anna Estelle. The scraps were left over from dresses that belonged to her and my mother, and my maternal grandmother, as well. The fabric pieces date from 1940 through 1949.


Although it's been around awhile, the colors are still amazing.
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This is just one of the quilts I will be showcasing next weekend, and you're invited to show yours off, as well. If interested, please click on the event button below.



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Linking up with Cindy's Show and Tell.

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Handmade quilts are the best. And the family history behind this one makes it even more special. Have a great weekend. :) Tammy

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  2. It's beautiful! I love the vibrant yellow/green and purple. It's so unique. How very, very lovely it is.

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  3. This is beautiful! I have an old quilt that I love, but it is becoming frayed around the edges. I will have to post some pictures!

    Jane

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  4. This is beautiful and I will join next week, I have one my grandmother made me from all my clothes scraps.
    It sure makes me want to start to learn how to quilt!

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  5. This is soo beautiful. How I love quilts. Especially the ones with so much history. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  6. Dayle, an heirloom to treasure forever. I don't have any, but think they're beautiful.

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  7. Beautiful Dayle I am amazed at how the colors held up. My grandmother made many, and now I don't know where they are, just so sad.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Sue

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  8. Dayle, that quilt is a real masterpiece. Thanks so much for sharing. Susan

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  9. I'm glad you are showcasing these pieces of art work. Some of the best Artists are quilters!

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  10. Thanks for your gracious comment on my blog. It means so much from a published author. I guess I need to make my trips to the library for my wagon load of books on the craft, getting published and begin to burn the midnight oil myself.

    Your quilt is Gorgeous. I would love to learn to quilt one day...quilting's such a beautiful art.

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  11. This is such an amazingly vibrant and cheerful quilt! The history woven into every scrap of fabric and the love in each tiny stitch is just incredible...what a wonderful family heirloom! I'm in such awe of those who quilt -- it truly is a beautiful art form!

    I have to make sure to take some photographs of the two quilts I have, because I'd love to take part in this link-up next week.

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  12. Amazing ~ I bet you even remember some of those dresses.

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  13. Dayle,
    I love the history behind the making of this quilt...that is the best part of any old quilt -it's history. I'm sorry to miss this party - but, for sure, the next one!

    ~Jean

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  14. One of the most cheerful quilts I have ever seen! So pretty! :)

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  15. I posted about your Quilt Party on my side bar. Looking forward to this weekend :)

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  16. You are so right, the colors are amazing. That green still really pops!

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