Sunday, February 13, 2011

Grandma was a quilter

My grandmother, Bessie, made lots of quilts and although she's been gone for twenty four years, I'm lucky enough to know where a few of her quilts are.

I have this quilt made by Grandma - a Lemoyne Star block with light blue sashing, light pink background and cornerstones, and a slightly darker pink border and backing. The quilting design is the Baptist Fan which she used on most of her quilts.

Uncle Bubba, my grandmother's youngest child, has had this string quilt (below) since sometime in the 1950's. Notice the sashing and quilting are the same style as the one I have. Also notice all the plaid shirt fabrics. Bonnie Hunter (famous quilter) would be so proud of my Grandmother... or maybe it's the other way around. Bonnie has written a wonderful book called Scraps & Shirttails: Reuse, Re-purpose, Recycle! The Art of Quilting Green. Grandma Bessie reused, re-purposed and recycled everything.

1 comment:

  1. I love your quilts!

    My grandmother made lots of quilts, too.