Diana, over at To Everything a Season recently posted here about some quilt squares she found at a garage sale. They immediately caught my eye because they were the same pattern as the old quilt I've inherited from my grandmother, and were made around the same time. If you haven't visited her blog, be sure and go over and say "hi". You'll love it.
I decided that I wanted to do a post showing you my beloved and well-worn quilt. I can remember sleeping under it as well as several others as a child. In fact, I didn't like blankets at all, I would always ask for a quilt on my bed when it got cold. Most of the quilts we used were hand-me-downs from my grandparents. Unfortunately, only a couple have survived. Here are some photos of mine.
This quilt was made for my grandmother by the ladies of her community in Missouri when the family was moving to Texas. They only stayed in Texas a few years, long enough for my mother to graduate from high school there. It was actually completed in Texas, and a few squares were made by new friends they met there.
The square above is only one that is dated; it says Dec.13, 39. Thankfully, my mom remembers most of the people named on the quilt, and has created a list telling me who they are, and how they are related to one another.
The little sewing machine at the top of this post is something I found at the Long Beach Antique Market last year while shopping with my friend Jill of Bailiwick Studio, and the sweet little pincushion was made by Jill. Go by and visit her blog, she takes the most beautiful pictures and has a wonderful eye for decorating and design. You'll love her ideas and want to get lost in her photos. Have fun!
Have a wonderful weekend!