Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"

Please join me as I teach the old fashioned techniques and skills needed to sew baby clothes. You will find lessons that start at the very beginning and take you step by step as we sew little baby clothes together. May you find much joy and pleasure in making them.
It's easy and it's fun!!

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Friday, July 29

Grandmother Woodford's Quilt

It hangs in Pride of Place in her home.
This quilt was made especially for my Mother In Law by her Mother, Cora.

The fabric strips were not equal widths.
The fabrics were scraps saved and then used for this quilt.  
The catch all phrase today is re-purposed.

I just like to think of them as old scraps of fabric.

Each square is made up of 4 unequal strips. I really like that they are not of equal width.  It makes the quilt look more random but of course they are each carefully done so they fit together nicely.  Then they are sewn together with each square (or block) turned to give it interest.

And I love the brown fabric.  
My Father was in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII.  I have never seen this fabric before.

I am always fascinated by the creative bent of other women.  Especially one who is related to me or to someone I love.  I wonder what she was thinking as she stitched. Was she thinking of her love for her daughter who would receive this quilt.   Did she smile as she thought of the pleasure of giving it to her?

This was the last thing she made which makes it extra special.

A piece of the past mingling with the future.

"Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God gives you."
Exodus 20:12

p.s.  If you don't have a Mother and Father to honor... then honor someone else's!!

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Kellie said...

Thank you for sharing such a priceless treasure! I always think of the hands that held and manipulated the fabric... loving hands!

Val said...

Oh this post is so special. There is no greater love from a mother to a daughter (IMHO) than making a quilt. This is so beautiful.

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