Friday, October 29, 2010

A Quilt from Bubba & Blogger's Quilt Festival

Welcome to Blogger's Quilt Festival. To celebrate the big show in Houston for those who can't attend, Amy has done a wonderful job of gathering together a vast number of blogger's to hold an online quilt show. Click on the link on my sidebar, and you will find all of the info there. There are lots of great prizes to be won too!! The quilt I'm featuring today was not pieced by me, but I quilted it. It was made my John's, (my DH), Bubba. She made a lot of the clothes that his dad, uncles, and aunt wore, as well as ulitarian quilts for the family. She died a little over 25 years ago, and John's aunt was holding two of these unfinished quilt tops. The quilts were made with home dec fabrics, and she even left some of the paper with fabric descriptions attached to the squares.
Since I am the only one that makes quilts in the family, John's aunt gave the two tops to me. I quilted this one up, and gave it to DH for our anniversay a few years ago. I have yet to quilt the second one. I chose a flannel for the back. I just love the softness, and warmth that flannel brings to a quilt.

Have a great time at the festival!! Thanks for your hard work Amy!!



14 comments:

Ariane said...

It's so nice that you were able to finish this quilt for your DH. This is a family heirloom that will be able to be passed on for generations. Love it!!!!

She Uses Her Words said...

Your quilt is lovely! So glad you were able to finish it!
Karen

quilthexle said...

Reminds me of the Gee's Bend Quilts. Lovely - your husband is a lucky guy!

Shelly said...

What an absolute treasure. I love to hear stories like that.

Lois said...

I loved reading the post and hope some day someone is telling that kind of a story about my quilts. Great gift for your husband. Love Lois

Marit said...

I agree with Quilthexe, this reminds me so much of Gee's Bend. Love the ecclectic mix of fabrics - wonderful. What a nice gift to your DH!

Karen said...

What a wonderful family treasure this will be. It is great that you were able to make a finish!

Christina said...

all the different fabrics. i love it.
xo

quiltmom said...

What treasures to quilt- how nice you were able to finish them for your family so they could be used and loved for many more years to come.
These quilts have a really beautiful story. Thanks for sharing.
I am still going through the festival link- so many wonderful pieces to view.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

Sujata said...

Thanks for sharing your quilt. These are my favorite kind of quilts where there is so much history already into raw material before it begins.
Beautiful!

Relyn said...

I just love quilts. One of these days I am going to learn how. I am!

Cathy said...

I enjoyed these quilts from your aunt in law! even though they are not beautiful...they have their own beauty and are like a time capsule!

Relyn said...

Here it is Thanksgiving Day and we are all piled up watching the parade. So, I have the perfect time to drop by and visit friends. I wanted to tell you that one the things I am thankful for today is blogging and the way it has made my world so much bigger. Happy Thanksgiving!

Eileen said...

what a sweet story of your quilt. i have some pieced fabric that's from a great great auntie. should try to make it into a quilt someday. thanks for sharing and have a great day