Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sew and Tell: grandma's quilt

I can’t take credit for this project but for me it’s beyond inspirational. My grandmother made this quilt at least 80 years ago. I looked up the design and it’s called the Dresden Plate.

Quilting around the 1930’s was a complete necessity and most people, including my grandmother couldn’t afford to buy new fabric. I’m sure all of the pieces in this quilt were house dresses, shirts or aprons.

I can’t get over the tiny perfect stitches and the beautiful prints on the fabric.

I will always treasure this quilt. I keep it stored in the closet because it’s starting to wear and fray. Whenever I look at it, I picture my grandmother with needle and thread, stitching away.

The thimble, needles, scissors and thread pictured with the quilt were actually my grandmother’s notions. More treasured items.

Aren’t grandmothers amazing?

1 comment :

  1. I have a quilt my grandma made for my daughter and it is awesome. You are right. All the stitches are perfect. My other grandma made a tablecloth and embroidered it all. It was a school project.It has stains from careless guests but is still have it and not a clue what to do with it..Will look into making it into a table runner. Kinda hurts to cut it..


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