Sunday, October 11, 2009

Online Quilt Festival


This is my entry for the Online Quilt Festival over at Park City Girl's blog

This is one of the first quilts I made it was in 2003 I made it for my grandmother. She loved pansy's so that was my starting point, I found the lavender fabric in a box that belonged to my great-grandmother so I wanted to include it in my grandmothers quilt.

I used fusible to do the hearts and then hand blanket stitched around each one. I then pieced the squares with the hearts together and added the borders.

I machine quilted it in the ditch.

When my grandmother passed about this last year the quilt was returned to me. It sat on the foot of her bed when she made her bed every morning, She didn't want to use it because it might get dirty LOL!
I love this quilt just because it reminds me of her not because of any great technical achievement.
HUGS~

28 comments:

Greg said...

Thats a really nice looking quilt. Quilting in the ditch is a pain for me, but from what I see you've done a great job of it.

Zonnah said...

The hearts are pretty :)

Heather said...

I love the purple, the pansies and your story.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous quilt Carin...

Julie said...

What a pretty quilt. Nice to have as a memory of your Grandmother too.

Lynn said...

Very sweet story - thanks for sharing it.

Rene' said...

Very pretty quilt. I love the purple color and the hearts. Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing.

Jean said...

This is very pretty...I bet she loved all the hand work you put into it.

MamaBug said...

It's really beautiful!

Joyzelle said...

Beautiful memories....wonderful quilt.

LauraJ said...

A very sweet quilt!

Carrie P. said...

Oh it is such a great quilt that you made for your grandma. That is funny that she would not use it.

Kim said...

A great story to go along with a beautiful quilt. You did some nice work here. :o)

Allie said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the pansies and the colors you used.

Miri said...

Nice quilt-great story! I really like the way you used the single floral with the different shades of purple...very pretty!

Anne said...

What a touching story and how wonderful that your quilt meant so much to your Grandma!

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Great looking quilt. Too bad your grandmother didn't use it more than a bed decoration. But it's obvious that she loved it (and you) and wanted to see it every day. I'm glad that you'll have it to remember her by.

Julie Bagamary said...

One of my first quilts was appliqued hearts too. I like the purple.

Elizabeth said...

Your hearts are so pretty and it was wonderful that you took the time you add your great-grandmother's fabrics to your quilt.

It's always hard when things are returned to us. I remember claiming "it wasn't meant for me" when something I'd given was returned for those same reasons.

Rose Marie said...

Even though your Grandmother would not use her quilt, she still enjoyed seeing it every day ..... lovely quilt!

SarahVee said...

I love this quilt. Great story to go with it. So wonderful that it got returned to you. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

It certainly is a nice quilt and meaningful since you made it from some of your great grandma's fabric and because it was owned by your own grandma. I hope you write the story down and pin it to the back of the quilt so your daughter or grandchildren know the details about it. I have several quilts that are in the family, but the details are not as clear as yours.

kameleonquilt said...

This is really a wonderful quilt with a special story attached. I love the purples.
Thank you for sharing!

Barb said...

Your quilt is wonderful!!! Got your package today...thanks sooo much....

SewCalGal said...

Cheerful quilt. Love your fabrics, colors & design. You did a great job.

Thanks for sharing and for participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

MARIKA said...

I like it the quilt very nice.
Marika

W. Latane Barton said...

I love that quilt, hearts, pansies and purple... all my favorites and to think you made it for your grandmother. How sweet is that. I know you treasure having it back with you now.

quiltmom said...

Your quilt is a wonderful quilt with a special story. Like yourself, I made a quilt for my grandmother- I did an Iris because I could not find a pansy pattern that I liked- My grandmother loved pansies too.
Your quilt is really beautiful- I am sure it brought her pleasure all the last days of her life.
My grandmother's quilt has come back to me. For awhile, I did not want to have it around me- it made me miss her more but as time has gone on- I enjoy seeing it and wrapping myself in it. I remember her love and the pleasure she got from the quilt.
Thanks for sharing your story and lovely quilt - It truly is one filled with hearts and love.
Regards,
Anna