Monday, June 02, 2008
"I Remember Laura"~My Special Quilts
Hello everyone! Today I am participating in Miss Sandy's Laura Ingalls Wilder Blog-a-thon. If you would like to join in the fun or visit the other participants, please visit her at Quill Cottage.
This week's theme is on one of my favorite things: Quilts!
I started collecting quilts about 6 years ago and keep them on a rack in my bedroom.
I got my first quilt when visiting family in Tennessee. Sunbonnet Sue is my favorite block pattern.
This is a Southern Bell Sue.
I got this "bonnet" quilt in 2004 when I went home to Ontario, Canada. I found it in a little antique shop near the town I grew up in.
The back is made from old sugar sacks and is very soft.
This is my favorite quilt of all. Several years ago my sister and I went yardsaling together. At one of the stops we saw some quilts lying on the grass. The lady that was having the sale told me that her husband's aunt had made it about 20 years earlier. Her name was Audrey but she went by "Aud" and she lived in the Appalachian Mountains, in a cabin with no running water or electricity.
There are endless rows of tiny triangles, many of the fabrics are from the depression era.
I love the borders on the top and bottom of the quilt, too.
The same lady also made this sweet yellow and white baby quilt. Both quilts are completely done by hand.
This pretty quilt was made my my great grandmother, and was also done by hand.
Beautiful blue tulips.
My great grandmother also made my sister and I dolls when we were young and they each came with their own mini patchwork quilt. I will show the dolls later on in the blog-a-thon.
Thank you for looking at my special quilts and I hope you have a great start to your week!