Sunday, February 10, 2013

Great-Grandmother's Quilt ~ A Favorite Thing

This festive quilt is part of my cherished quilt collection.
It was pieced by my great-grandmother, Clara Ruth back in the 1930’s.
The colors are amazing and have stayed true for 80+ years now.
It’s in great condition and continues to bring me pleasure year after year.
It’s definitely a favorite thing.
Linking up with:
Claudia for “A Favorite Thing”
Elaine for "Sunny Simple Sundays"
 

15 comments:

  1. What a wonderful quilt and I love your picture of your great grandmother!! I bet all those different pieces were dresses and shirts and clothes that the family once wore! They didn't go out and buy material to make a quilt with!!
    You have a living treasure!!

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    1. Yes, I agree, Suzan. It's just one of the quilts I have that was either quilted or pieced by an ancestor. Kinda makes me teary eyed when I think of what the quilts represent.

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  2. Was your grandmother's last name Ruth? Mine was.
    Dottie

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    1. Ruth was her middle name. My mother's middle name is also Ruth, and big sister's first name is Ruth.

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  3. I forget how many quilts you have. I'm glad somebody in the family knows the history of them all. I have only one with a history, and I need to write it down so I don't forget. :-)

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  4. I love your quilt collection, Dayle!
    I've one very much like this (same design, but shades of brown) that my mother made for my son when he was small, and I cherish it so.

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  5. Oh very pretty! I love those old photos too! Kit

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  6. I can see why it's a favourite.
    I don't have anything like that from my grandmothers, and nothing at all from the great grandmothers. I remember sleeping under quilts, as a child, but they were heavy things, made from old woolen blankets and flannel, hand-tied together with bits of yarn. They weren't colourful - all the blankets seemed to have been grey or brown - but they were very warm.

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  7. Oh, Dayle, that is one GORGEOUS quilt. What a treasure, too, having been made by your great, great grandmother. How wonderful you even have a cherished photo of her! Lucky! Thanks so much for sharing such beauty. Susan

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  8. Looking at your great grandmother in black and white is such a contrast to the colorful quilt of hers. The quilt shows us her personality and that she was full of life. What a gift!

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  9. What a lovely quilt. Both my grandmothers made quilts, and unfortunately their quilts were used ... and use and washing took their toll on their quilts. As a quilter, I know how much effort and time goes into quilts, and while I know they made their quilts to be used, I'm more than a little disappointed that they're all gone.

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  10. This looks like it could be brand new - except they don't make them this well anymore. I just pulled out an old quilt my great-grandmother made and have been using it for cold nights. -MMmmmm-warmth in many ways!

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  11. How in the world are the colors still so vibrant??? Just beautiful!!! What wonderful keepsake to have.... the picture reminds me of my grandmother on her farm back in the day!! My grandparents lived on a small farm in South Georgia... she loved her chickens.. and her new calves... !!! :) wonderful memories!!!

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