My home became very congested with vintage and antiques items from the loss of family members. Small size 6 steps by steps I am regaining some control over my personal space which I haven't seen inside my home in years.
The younger of the families are really not associated with or into vintage or antiques or the memories with the 100's of items rescued from a plethora of boxes and containers which made up much of my life.
Now I have gone into full throttle Reclamation mode, wanting my home back to enable me once again to set up the sewing room and play with my fabrics and it is my fervent hope that Bygonera will help me do just that, because I too am getting far older than I am happy about! Much of my Charity work has been set aside for the time being so I might devote more time to making holes (*space*). To this end I have many things with dozens of memories to share with anyone who would care to look and listen...R U READY??
My Paternal Grandmothers' Hand Made Quilts
I unpacked my late mothers' linen cupboard and unearthed at least 7 Mid Century all Cotton Quilts, one of which remains for sale over at BYGONERA
THIS single bed sized Embroidered Red and Pink Roses having twelve (12) approximately 13" Blocks and measures 76" in Length by 60" in Width!
There are a variety of pink rose blocks and there are red rose blocks, all of which were Hand Embroidered and then Hand Pieced and Quilted by hand totally made from 100 % Cotton Broadcloth and which the maker termed a Summer Utility Quilt because she used no Batting!
How do I know all of this, I know because the maker of this and many, many other quilts were made by my Paternal Grandmother! This was my grandmothers' method of relaxation and she made quilts from the time she was a young girl. With little money bedding was expensive, so she made all of their bedding. After 11 children became 11 distinct families, literally everyone has more than one of Grandma's quilts because she made so many of them. My grandmother also made quilts for Military Hospitals during WWII and donated each and every one as she had 6 sons who were all part of Canada's fighting forces....
***Beautifully embroidered Roses adorn this single bed quilt
**Hand Quilted as can be seen as this is a photo of the back of this quilt.....
Now tell me you do not appreciate this gem? There are more and two have already gone to other homes but more of these beauties remain and soon will make their way into the Etsy shop.
Hmmmmmm I wonder where my love of quilting stems from??
Look, if your not into vintage (*old*) quilts, but you are a Retro or Vintage loving individual, come on over, check out what I have in the shop so far, NO OBLIGATION.....