My great-grandma was an amazing quilter. My best memory of her is sitting in a chair, surrounded by bags of colorful fabric, scissors, and paper templates. She had lots of kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And she made beautiful quilts for all of us.
This darker green nine patch quilt was the first quilt I received from her. I don't ever remember it not being on my bed, so that means I've had it since before I was 4 years old. I remember laying on my bed, looking at all the different fabrics and colors. ( I still do that now.) Sometimes I played with dolls on the quilt, and each 9-patch block became a different "room", and the sashing became the "hallways" of the "doll house".
This lighter green quilt came along a few years later. Do any of you quilters recognize this block and know it's name? I think my great-grandma found some of her quilt template patterns in the newspaper. I should go to the Kansas City Star Quilts web site and see if I can locate it. They published quilt patterns in newspapers all around the country.
Because of her, I grew up loving quilts. Her specialty was scrap quilts and to this day that is my favorite type of quilt.
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I decided to make today's post quilt related in memory of CC. I was just getting to know her through the Sunbonnet Sue patterns she posted on her blog. Rest in peace friend. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to her family.
The Colorado Lady is having a giveaway in memory of CC.
I'm linking to:
Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Colorado Lady
Alphabe-Thursday Color Summer School at Jenny's