Friday, February 14, 2014

Heirloom quilt

The quilt is done, and I have just quilted in the ditch along the major seams.  I thought about doing more quilting in the plain areas, but think it would ruin the look - I want the lace to stand out as a feature.
 The garments that I cut up to make this quilt are from different women in my family.  When my new grandson is born he will be wrapped with the love that goes into handmade items from great aunts, great great aunts, great great grandmother and his grandmother.  I hope he feels the love.


I am a bit slow, and late, but thought I would link this to the slow blogger link here .  I think it is quite appropriate to be slow about this.....dont you?

19 comments:

Missy said...

Beautiful, and how exciting - becoming a grandmother is wonderful.

Lesa said...

What an incredibly lovely and special quilt! Congratulations on the quilt and, even more, for a new grandbaby!

Catherine said...

What a lovely and meaningful gift for your grandson!

Ami said...

Wow, that is really lovely piece for your grandbaby! Now I need to go to collect all those antiques, so someday I also can do something for my grandkids-to-be. LOL

Congratulations!

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

lovely!!!.... and your grandson will be wrapped with lots of love.

Dani said...

Stunning - I'm sure your grandson is going to love his heirloom quilt.

Beaitiful :)

VirginiaC said...

I knew the quilt would be beautiful when you were finished...it's gorgeous.....job well done.
I'm sure your grandson will feel the love all snuggled in its warmth.

Tricia said...

I'm sure he will feel the love. That quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I'm imagining his children and grandchildren will be wrapped in it also.

Jenny said...

What a very special beautiful quilt. He is blessed to have such a loving, caring grandmother. He will always cherish you.

africanaussie said...

Roz, thank you, and yes exciting times.

africanaussie said...

Lesa, It was wonderful making it and sharing int he generations of sewing. While I was sewing it I was praying for his safe arrival and blessings on his life.

africanaussie said...

Catherine, Thanks

africanaussie said...

Ami, Yes they were all just languishing in a drawer, and so I felt would be put to better use in a quilt.

africanaussie said...

Exactly!

africanaussie said...

Dani, Hopefully I have given those old pieces new life.

africanaussie said...

Virginia, Yes it is a bit of a risk at first when you start cutting all the fabrics up with no clear idea in mind, but I am happy with it now.

africanaussie said...

Tricia,
Oh what a lovely thought.

africanaussie said...

Jenny, Thank you. I hope so!

moira said...

oh my gosh, it's beautiful. What a perfect heirloom. Well done x

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