Monday, August 1, 2011

Generations of Love

Remember when I showed you this? Hand quilting, right? 3 years to be exact.
This is the other side of the quilt. I had it in the Camano Island Quilt show in April. It was the first time I got to really appreciate the finished quilt. All that time spent hand quilting I never got to see the whole quilt. I have to say it took my breath away seeing it from across the room.
The story behind the quilt is really remarkable. We found the blocks along with the pattern(a Workbasket from 1941) in my Grandma Florence's things after she passed away. There was even a cardboard template made from some sort of food box. I never knew she quilted. Each family got a quilt, I took home the box of blocks knowing that someday I would finish it. The turquoise color is polished cotton, the white is all flower sack dish towels. When I found out I was going to be a Grandma I thought it would make a nice gift for my daughter. Didn't get it done for grandson #1's arrival, had to wait until #2 came along.

I used pictures of mothers & dads with babies for the label. Grandma Florence with Dad, Dad with me, Mom with me & me with Joanna for the label. I made the label a big pocket to hold the pattern & template. I think a story this special needs to stay with the quilt. If you click on the picture you can see it better.
Fast forward to my recent trip to CA. Couldn't trust mailing or the airlines to get this quilt safely to it's destination. Since we drove it was the perfect time for my "special delivery".
Joanna loves the quilt & the boys had to be in a picture too!

"May you know the special love only a child can bring into your life."
Daughter, granddaughter, mother, Nana Sharon

ps-stay tuned this week for quilt & vacation pics.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Beautifully done and beautifully told. Bless you and your family.