The Quilt.

This is the quilt Mary began way back in 1928 or so, continued throughout my childhood, and completed by me last week. All hand sewn, mostly from scraps of material left over from clothes my mother made for herself or her children, clothes I made for my son, baby quilts made for relatives and friends. Many bits and pieces of our lives sewn into this Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.

  • The Quilting Dee 6y

    It's beautiful! What an incredible history it has! 1928-2009 I'm so impressed. It's a lovely quilt and I'm so glad you shared.
  • Betsy Lerner PRO 6y

  • Kathleen Levinson PRO 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fabric, Patchwork and Quilting, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    fabulous story,...might i share it on my blog?....this is what quilting is all about!
  • Kathleen Levinson PRO 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Decorating with Textiles, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Betsy Lerner PRO 6y

    Sure, I'd be happy for you to share this story.
  • Ann Champion 6y

    What a beautiful quilt..made even more special with the fabrics of your lives used throughout! My heart beats a little faster when I see quilts like this! Good for you for finishing it up. I hope you made a label with this info to sew on the back? So many times the history gets lost. It's just wonderful! :)
  • Donna Weible 6y

    This is amazing! I've just started my first try at english paper pieced hexagons and it's nice to think that if I don't finish it, maybe one of my daughters will sometime down the road. Thanks so much for sharing.
  • Carol PRO 6y

    I'm sitting here with my mouth open in awe at the tenacity of the woman in your family to hold onto and finally finish this work of beauty and memories. What an amazing and beautiful story!!! Bravo to you for tying all the pieces together with the final stitches!!! It's gorgeous!!
  • Kathleen Levinson PRO 6y

    thanks betsy...will let you know when it is up
  • Kathleen Levinson PRO 6y

    This image deserves a fabric, patchwork, and quilting award.
    From a fan of fabric, patchwork, and quilting.
  • Laura Lea PRO 5y

  • Carol Shatananda 3y

    It's beautiful! I love that quilts tell stories. Such a beautiful family heirloom.
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Taken on July 19, 2009
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