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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Vintage Quilts

I had to share these vintage quilts I saw at a friend's house.  We take turns meeting at each other's house in my homemaker's group.  I joined this summer and this was my first time at Nadine's house.  After the meeting I asked her if I could take pictures of her quilts.  She told me that her mother hand quilted all of these quilts.
I love the secondary pattern in this star quilt.  She said it was not one of her favorites.
 I love this Lone Star quilt!

 Can you see the awesome quilting on the back?  It was all done by hand!
 The classic fan quilt.  Don't these fabrics look like they are from the eighties?

 The top of the quilt is straight and the other three sides are scalloped.
 Feedsacks were used on the next two quilts.  I love this Jacob's ladder quilt.
 Sorry about the rocking chair being in the way.
 She did not the lady who made this quilt, it was a nephew's grandmother on the other side.  Nobody wanted it in his family, so he asked her if she wanted it.  She said it is at least 100 years old.  She said she did not know the name of this quilt.  I think it is a circle upon circle quilt, like mine.  What do you think?  She said the blue was hand dyed.
 Of course she has a Grandmother's Flower Garden!  I love the feedsacks in this quilt!

I asked Nadine if she had made any quilts, she said she never needed to learn ecause she had plenty of quilts from her Mom.  She did make this pillow in the homemaker's group years ago!
 This was another pillow made.  Remember those yarn pom poms we made back in the eighties?  She used the same principal to make this.
 This pillow was crocheted.
She promised to show me more quilts next time we meet at her house, that will be in August.

Don't you just love vintage quilts?

Have a blessed day!

 "And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
  And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God."
II Corinthians 5:15-20


Kim said...

These quilts are gorgeous! Your friend has such wonderful treasures from her mom. Thanks for sharing these. I love looking at vintage quilts.

Janice Holton said...

YES! I love vintage quilts! Looking forward to seeing some more. If you get a second go read my blog post on January 4 about a vintage quilt top that was given to me. I am hoping I get to quilt and bind it this year. Still searching for the perfect fabric.

kate steeper said...

sometimes you cheer me up just by showing me quilts and scripture

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great quilts, but, I really love the top one, with the stars and secondary pattern.

Kathy said...

Those quilts are amazing! The Lone Star quilt makes me think of watermelon.

Quilter Kathy said...

I sure do love vintage quilts... that grandmother's flower garden is stunning!
Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

Heidi said...

Thank you for taking pictures of Nadine's lovely quilts! They are beautiful. Her mother was a fine quilter. I am curious if Nadine has a daughter who might sew or quilt? Growing up I was told some skills skip a generation. Maybe my grandmother was telling herself that, since none of her 3 daughters sewed unless necessary, LOL.

TheEclecticAbuela said...

That Jacob's Ladder is so beautiful! (They all are, but I am especially fond of the JL pattern.)

Cathy said...

Those quilts are absolutely amazing! My favorite is definitely the first one. So striking!

Sarah said...

Such pretty vintage quilts. I hope their "provenance" is recorded somewhere for the next generation. You know I'm partial to the hexie quilt. I just know that someday I'll own one - I'm hoping for one that still has papers in it for a little sleuthing opportunity.

Angie in SoCal said...

I love looking at vintage quilts. Thank you!

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