Friday, May 1, 2015

Grandmother's Pink Quilts

My Grandmother made several pink quilts using these fabrics. She made a pair of identical pink and green quilts, and I mistakenly thought this was one of the pair. I put it on display for the real estate photos and took a closer look at it. It was a different quilt altogether.

She liked a very tight buttonhole stitch...to the point it looks like a satin stitch with an edge.

This quilt also demonstrates some of her best hand quilting.

And just in case you write my grandmother off as a complete slacker, here's the scalloped edge.

8 comments:

  1. You've got some big technical shoes to fill! that quilt is spectacular and I don't even like pink.

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  2. Anyone who hand quilts is never a slacker! Beautiful work, perfection always stands the test of time.

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  3. And handquilted in pink thread, no less. Very impressive!

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  4. Yeah, total slacker, she was! LOL

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  5. One word: wow. (Pretty good alliteration too!)

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  6. You obviously come from good stock!

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  7. That is just gorgeous!!! What a treasure!!

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  8. That is just gorgeous!!! What a treasure!!

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