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Friday, March 1, 2013

Checking things off the list.

I may not be checking big things off the list, but anything is better than nothing. 
 
My two daughters have quilts that their grandmother made them and there were no labels, so I thought it was about time that we dated these quilts and had a little history to go with them. 
 
 
This is a queen-sized quilt that my mother-in-law made for my oldest daughter back in 1983.
She buttonhole stitched all the butterflies down and had it hand quilted by a  group of ladies from our church. 
 
 
The next quilt was for my youngest daughter and it is the yellow rose made in 1989.  It, too, is a queen sized quilt and hand buttonholed.
 
 
This was the last quilt that my mother-in-law made and it was the last quilt hand quilted by the ladies at church.  Their group disbanded right after this quilt was complete.
 
 
Both of these quilts were die-cut kits. 
 
My mother-in-law made six quilts for her six grandchildren and to my knowledge these are the only quilts she ever made. 
 
So, labels are made and  that is two things checked off my lengthy list.
 
Now....this week I have received two packages in the mail.
 
 
Solids to add to the wedding string quilt (I don't think half of these are going to work).
 
 
The plan for the yellow is to make a couple small borders on one of my black/white quilts that I worked on recently. 
 
No pictures, but I have started cutting out  my
"Gathering Baskets" quilt, too. 
 
So...other than the "new" wedding project, I am moving ahead on getting things checked off my list of things to complete in my sewing room.  
 
 
 
 


2 comments:

  1. Beautiful heirloom quilts for your daughters from their Grandmother. I'm sure the girls will appreciate having them labeled by you. How very precious!

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  2. Nice family quilts and such a good idea to get labels on them.

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