After writing a blog post recently titled Quilts made with Love I learned that I had also made a quilt for my sister back in the 1980’s but had completely forgotten about it until she told me.
Last weekend we celebrated Thanksgiving at their home and she took out the quilt that I had made for her and sent it back home with me so that I could photograph it and add it to this blog post. I’m in awe that my family just didn’t throw these quilts away, some of them the fabric has faded and ripped apart, yet they still hung on to the quilts so they can be fixed and used for a lot longer.
This quilt below would have been the second quilt that I had ever made. It’s nice and thick and very warm looking. I really like the colours and the simplicity of the pattern.
The baby quilt below wasn’t for our godson after all like I had thought it was. It was for my second oldest nephew. This weekend my sister-in-law brought me upstairs at their home, to show me this quilt among several others that had been gifted to her over the years. I got to see some beautiful quilts that had been handmade with lots of love for her. I love seeing the labour of love that others have poured into their quilting projects.
The quilt below is almost 34 years old. I cannot believe that many of nephew and nieces are already in their 30’s. It just doesn’t seem possible somehow. This baby quilt continues to be used today for their grandchildren when they visit Grandma and Grandpa at their home. The baby quilt is still in really good condition and has been really well taken care of. It warms my heart to see that it’s still being used, treasured and appreciated after this many years. I never could have guessed this when I had made it for my nephew all those years ago.
Each animal was appliqué’d onto a white square of fabric before being machine sewed, and then hand-quilted. If I recall correctly, it was one of those patterns out of a book where I had to make a grid and enlarge each animal myself. There was a bit more involved to making the quilt, but an easy pattern to follow.
… and I just had to show you the beautiful fall colours that we have had here recently. It’s been stunning to see nature bless us with such beautiful autumn colours.