Saturday, November 10, 2007

Gift from my Grandmother

I was just visiting Anne Heidi's blog, Piece By Piece, where she shared pictures of a stunning sewing organizer that she was recently gifted. It was made by her Grandfather while learning his craft of Carpentry. It is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. (go look!)

Her post caused me to reflect back on a gift I was fortunate to receive: a quilt top from my grandmother. She hand-pieced this king sized Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt some time ago, in anticipation of sharing it with her grand-daughter. I was so touched when she gave it to me. And a little intimidated, I don't mind sharing. I feel I should really hand-quilt it, so I will wait until I am better at that particular skill.

I am very lucky to live so near to my Grandmother, and that I can ask her about the quilt. I will have to make sure to ask the story of our quilt. And I think I will take it to Guild for Showing-off-&-Tell!
This is a close-up of one of the blocks- Minnie Mouse!


Papoosue said...

Hi Sarah, thanks for your comments on my blog. A Christmas cake is very traditional over here, it's made with a ton of fruit (and a fair bit of brandy too!) and everyone has their favourite recipe. It has a covering of marzipan and then royal icing (these days it's often a fondant icing instead). I'm not actually that keen on christmas cake, but I really like the tradition of making it and watching other people eat it!

I love your grandmother's quilt, how wonderful for you to have it. xx

Kim said...

you yes hand quilt it. I did mine with sild batting and I love the drap of it. If you can, send it out to be basted by a long armer and then you can hand quilt and not have the pain of trying to baste a king. It's a lovely quilt, you are lucky to have such a treasure

paula, the quilter said...

What a lovely GFG. I've hand quilted 2. I sent out my first one to be basted by a LA but I basted the second (and smaller) one myself. I loved to hand quilt them and did them both differently. Good luck.