A couple weekends ago, we went to visit my Dad for a few days. At one point, he said he had something of my great grandmother’s that he wanted to give me. I’ve posted some of her embroidery before. I really admire her hand work, so I was excited to see this:
It’s a quilt that she made, and it’s entirely hand sewn. This just blows my mind. I’m not a quilter, and honestly don’t have much interest in it. But I totally appreciate and admire this work.
I think it’s for a double bed. I’m sure it was made for everyday use, and based on its condition, it looks like it was used. I don’t know when it was made. But I’m guessing sometime in the 60’s, or maybe even 50’s. I’m pretty sure this was one of her earlier quilts. I’ve seen two others she made, they were larger, and the blocks and stitching were more intricate and they were made with higher quality fabric. She signed and dated those ones on the backside with embroidery, and they were made in the early 70’s.
Here’s some close ups of the quilt blocks. Unfortunately some of the colors have faded. I’m sure this was much more vibrant in its day.
I’m so happy that my dad let this come home with me! I love having these handmade pieces of my family history.