Monday, November 28, 2011
I've been out of town two weekends in a row visiting with family; both mini-vacations along with Thanksgiving were a lot of fun, but it sure feels great to be back home! My Grandmother (who I was able to visit on our first trip) let me take some of her family quilts home for a little while so I can photograph and document these precious family heirlooms. Actually, I'm having fun just looking at the 1930's (and earlier) fabrics, but I do plan to record the block and quilt sizes soon so that I can eventually replicate these quilts.
This red, green and white quilt made by one of my great, great grandmothers has always been one of my favorites. I have many memories of this quilt since my Grandmother brought it out each year at Christmas. Although my Grandmother used it and displayed it each year, the condition of this quilt is wonderful--it has been beautifully loved and preserved!
I just might have to make my own version of this quilt sometime soon!
I was also able to bring home some vintage Ball canning jars with the gorgeous aqua tint. My Grandmother just happened to have some of these sitting around, and I was happy to receive them! The jars look terrific on my kitchen counter along with some old family stoneware I display there . This is my favorite little corner of the kitchen now...it's pretty amazing to think that things I find so beautiful were also used and love by my grandmothers!
And now for some giveaway winners...congratulations to Lori who won the Green Fairy Quilts giveaway and to Tricia who won the It's Sew Emma pattern collection giveaway! I'll be e-mailing you both to get your mailing addresses!
Thanks so much for stopping by!