While I was at home working on the dresses for the bridesmaids with my mom, I also stopped by my grandma’s to help install her new scanner/printer/copier.
The thing I really like about Grandma’s house is that there are a ton of quilts!
This is one she’s working on. It’s a “Mile-a-Minute” quilt. I’m not sure how it works, but it’s very scrappy and kind of improv-ish. And it’s going to be HUGE! This is just part of it. She has a bunch more blocks.
This is hanging on the wall in her living room. She started this quilt when she was 10 and finished it when she was 70. She’s in her 80’s now…you can do the math to figure out how old those fabrics are.
Does a closer look help you date them?
That’s a feedsack.
Grandma said she made her mother a dress from that red fabric. She couldn’t remember what a lot of the other fabrics were used for, but she did remember that red one.
I was pretty amazed by this quilt. I think it’s absolutely awesome.
And this one is also hanging in the living room. I made it. 🙂 My grandma prints the crossword from the paper every morning. I thought she needed a crossword quilt. I also made one for my other grandma.
This is also hanging by her front door. It’s her old house. We moved her out of it a year ago. She had lived there since her and Grandpa got married. But it was too big of a house for her. It’s a gorgeous house. And it’s huge. Grandpa had quite a bit of property, too, but that was sold off a few years before the house was sold.
And that’s Grandma’s house. My house has quilt a few quilts in it, but not quite as many as hers…it’s something to aspire to.