- ► 2016 (55)
- ► 2015 (18)
- ► 2014 (31)
- A Family Treasure
- The Inspiration behind Mod GeoCruiser
- A finished quilt top..just in time!
- Meet Christa of Christa Quilts!
- Still on Vacation; Visiting the Family Scrap Drawe...
- Summer Vacation~Visiting Old Family Quilts
- Mod GeoCruiser is Live on the Art Gallery Pinteres...
- Scrappy Fabric-Making and a teeny tiny Pin Wheel
- Bazaaro World Version of Tula Pink's School House....
- ▼ June (9)
- ► 2012 (89)
My Blog List
It was pieced, parts of it by hand, and parts of it by machine by Rosa B. Robertson, who was born in 1895 in Missouri, and lived until 1971 when she passed away near Kansas City, MO. "Aunt Rose" was my grandmother's aunt. Making her my great-great-aunt? I wish I could have known her...
I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. Maybe that's when I became fascinated with quilting.. I don't remember how old I was but it was a folded up quilt top in my grandma's drawer. It was finally quilted by hand by my grandma and my mom and anyone else who happened to come over and help, maybe 20 years ago now? Not so sure on the time. I just remember them hand quilting it in my grandma's family room where she would have her quilt frames set up. 1x2's and clamps. Thumb tacked to the frame. Old school.
I don't know what fascinates me more about it. I love the red.. I love that the top was pieced partly by hand and partly by machine, and that it was pieced four generations ago.. I love everything about it. Most esp. all of the fabrics. So amazing.
They are all scraps I'm sure.. some of them look like they could have been work shirts, some pajamas maybe, some dresses.. who knows.
Everything from gingham to polka dots to.. this? Who wore this, I wanna know! :) I kind of love it.
I wonder what decades they are all from.. I never get tired of looking at it.
It makes me think of Tula Pink's upcoming Diamonds in the Sky quilt pattern that will be coming out in a kit soon. :)
(It will be available at the Fat Quarter Shop Sept. 2013). She had the original at Quilt Market and it is sooo gorgeous!!!
I'm proud of Aunt Rose, her artistic eye, and her industriousness in saving all of those scraps, cutting them and piecing them into something so gorgeous.
I was so thankful and honored to have it come live at my house when my grandma gave it to me a couple of years before she passed.
I should probably make a label to put on it so that future generations will know who pieced it etc.
And I love that my mom and my grandma stitched on it. It's my favorite family treasure!!
Thanks for letting me share it with you!!!
Hope you're having a great week!!
linking up: Really Random Thursday
I am so glad you shared it! It really does prove that every "modern" design has its roots in our shared quilting history. There is truly nothing like a scrappy quilt for making you ruminate for hours about where each and every piece came from. Love that. I am so glad your mom and grandma and others quilted it -eventually. :) It almost makes it even MORE authentic that it was a UFO for a while, too. :)
that is a gorgeous quilt and you are quite the lucky one to get to own it. Yes, do put a label on it so future generations will know the story. I just love looking at the stars and the pattern of the tumblers. I should make something like that one day for my kids.
Wow, Kelli, are you fortunate to have inherited this wonderful treasure! And I see it was put into the right hands because you will cherish and take care of it before you pass it on. Thanks for sharing....it does, indeed look like the Diamonds in the Sky pattern.