Friday, March 6, 2009

Show and Tell Friday



I'm so glad I found Show and Tell Friday at There is No Place Like Home! What a great idea!

Today I am sharing a picture of the quilt that hangs in my living room. It was hand quilted in the 70s by my husband's great grandmother (you can click on the picture to view it larger). She was very elderly at the time.

She used all sorts of scraps for the stars and they are mostly from old clothes. I don't know any of the stories behind the different fabrics because she died before my husband and I met. My mother-in-law has told me that she never wasted anything and made several beautiful quilts with scraps and old sheets.

I love this quilt and it is a joy to have it as a part of my everyday life and a symbol of our family heritage.

18 comments:

Honeycombmama said...

Love the pattern on that quilt! Cute blog site too! I love the 50's! Have a great weekend
Gina Jo

Susan B said...

A beautiful quilt, and heirloom to treasure! Thank you for sharing.

Stacy said...

Its lovely. I have a hand quilted quilt from my great grandmother too. It has so many diffrent colors and textures. It needs a wash though. :( Im kind of scared to wash it.

Susie Homemaker said...

Such happy colors on that quilt...that's what my Great-Grandmother did too...we all had quilts made out of our old school clothes...it was fun to point out the fabrics and remember the outfit...I am a fifties fan too! Cute Blog!

Blessings,
Susie

gigi said...

What a wonderful treasure you have there and I just love the colors.

Daughter of the King said...

I LOVE quilts and have many happy memories of my grandma and great grandma sitting in their living room quilting together.

Love your blog!!

:)

Thena said...

Wow! What a treasure. I have one that my Grandmother made me when I graduated High School in the late 70's. But it's getting pretty tatered on the back. But I wouldn't part with it for nothing.

Linda C said...

I love quilts and you have a treasure here!!

I love the design and colors:)

Linda C

Susan said...

Your quilt is beautiful! One of these days I would like to learn how to make quilts! When I have the time!

shamrock fields said...

Dear 50's Housewife,
I love your quilt. My grandmother made awesome quilts as well! Love your blog--the recipes and homemaking tips!!! Thank you for sharing! God bless you-
Molly

the voice of melody said...

What a pretty quilt! I really like the colors and the originality, but I know it's even more special because of who made it.

Many sweet blessings!

tami said...

i LOVE it!!!

C. C. said...

You can't go wrong with a quilt on the wall! I love it! All the love that goes into one makes them so special!

Have a nice day!

C. C.

Tammy said...

Oh, the quilt is beautiful and how precious to have this that his g-grandmother made when - even when she was quite elderly.

I think this is my first time visiting here...such a fun blog!

Come visit my Show and Tell if you can...
Blessings,
~Tammy (Lattes and Lollipops)

momstheword said...

What a pretty quilt. Don't you just love the bright colors? My grandmother made a quilt out of my grandfather's ties, isn't that cool. Unfortunately it got destroyed but they were sure creative back then.

gigi said...

I've given you an award over on my site.

{ jamie } said...

I ♥ quilts!! I also love your blog design and the whole 50's housewife thing. You can tell from my blog--and my profile pic--that I like that sort of thing as well! :-)

Marisa Le'rin Salas said...

I have been following Kellies blog for a while and I love some of the things she post's. I Love quilts there is something about a quilt that says "HOME"