My next big quilting project is going to be these Sunbonnet Sues:
Our friends came over for dinner and in her arms were these two precious quilts made by her grandmother in the early 1940's! She doesn't want them to live their life in a cedar chest and asked if I'd quilt them for her. Would I? You bet!
|This one measures 77" by 97".|
I'm parcial to these scrappy girls with no sashing:
|This one measures 57"x 72".|
As we sat admiring the hand stitching of her grandmother, my friend told me stories of the quilts' past and shared memories of her grandmother with me. I told her I'd be sure to make special quilt labels so each quilt's heritage will be with them forever.
These will be gifts to her granddaughters, so we decided not to go with traditional muslin and add a little pop of color for the backing. Imagine my happy dance when I found this wonderful material on clearance today for $5.00 a yd. while at my Saturday Sampler meeting!
I think just the fact that theses were made 73 years ago and that they are not going to be buried in a chest, makes me look forward to quilting them even more, So now I'm curious,..do you have any vintage quilts handed down through your family? If so, how old are they and what have you done with them?
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