Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Grandma's quilts

For Easter weekend this year, Jason and I went to my grandparents' house. We had an awesome time. We spent a lot of time flipping through old photos of my family (I learned a few things I didn't know before) and we got to chat with my grandma about her quilt collection.

My grandma has this rack of quilts in her living room.

This is a quilt my grandma has. I can't remember who exactly made it. Maybe her mom or grandma?

This quilt was made by my grandma's grandma (which would be my great-great grandma) and her sister-in-law. Isn't that cool that these things are still around and still in such great condition?

This is a close up shot of the scrappy quilt. Isn't it amazing how much hand quilting they did back then? My grandma thought this quilt was probably at least a hundred years old.

I can't remember when or who made this quilt. My grandma's plan is to cut it up (since it's in pretty bad shape) and make pillows for each of her sisters.

This is a quilt from my grandma's Aunt Marge (who would be my great-great aunt I suppose). My grandma thinks this is one that Marge made, but wasn't positive on that.

Here's a closer view of Aunt Marge's blue quilt.

This is my favorite of my grandma's quilts. I love how silky this one is. I love how the black makes the different fabrics pop. This quilt is also probably at least a hundred years old and is thought to have been made by my great-great grandmother and her sister-in-law.

I wish I knew what these fabrics were from.

Isn't the quilting on this one neat?

Jason took this picture of me talking about the quilt to my grandma who didn't happen to make it into the photo.


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Jessica said...

Actually, my Grandma didn't make any of these. They were made by my great-great grandmother or great-great aunt. My Grandma is more into crocheting than she is quilting.