Some of you may remember the story of
my sister-in-law's vintage flour sack quilt top.
After her mother had gone to be with the Lord
and she was going through her things,
she happened on to this hand-stitched
quilt top made by her grandmother.
It was all pieced by hand, so it seemed
only right that it should be hand-quilted
and I was blessed with the honor of doing that.
The fabrics were all from the 30's and 40's.
They were very soft and as I worked on it,
I had the feeling that her grandmother was
watching and smiling.
Happy that her quilt would be finished
and that it would soon be in the hands
of her sweet granddaughter.
I have never finished anything that someone
else had started and in doing so I learned
a lot about being more adventurous with
As I worked I noticed fabric that I would
never have put together and yet I loved them.
It was exciting and a lesson
in combining patterns that this girl needed.
It is going to make me a better quilter:)
I used a tiny yellow print for the back,
because I know that my sister-in-law loves yellow.
She had yellow roses on her wedding day :)
Because her grandmother had used pink and blue
to join her nine squares together,
I choose blue for the binding.
Now, it is in a box ready to mail
and will soon be in my sister-in-laws hands.
This was my label,
because many years from now
if her children find this quilt
among her treasured things,
I want them know it's history.
It was an honor working on this
old and lovely quilt :)
Your blogging sister,