I .... Am.... a procrastinator.... yep - that's me!
And this - this is the Story of the Betty Quilt.
Betty is my Great Aunt - I loved her, but I loved her husband more - Capt. Doug. Capt. Doug was just about as cool of a guy as you could find back when I was a kid - and quite frankly - Betty was about as cool of a girl as you could find!
They had this house off of Pontiac Lake in MI - that had everything! I mean EVERYTHING - there was boat oars off of a rescue boat from WWII, there were propellers from planes that flew in WWII., there were these most awesome trunks full of everything cool....
And they had a house in Birmingham MI - that is now on the historical society list. It was WAY cool.... but the coolest part - hanging out with them! Betty gave my Mom a Quilt for me.... okay - it may have been for her, but , well, I'm taller - I took it. Betty and her sister made it in 1940.
When my Mom pulled that quilt out the both of us were quite taken, and I started doing a little research. Come to find out there were a lot of quilts that her family had made - and all of them had been donated to the Michigan State Quilt Museum.... and there were pictures of them Online!!!
I fell in love with one particular one and set about recreating it...
This is her quilt - as seen on the website - and I love it!
I loved everything about it - and for those of you who wonder where my love of plaid came from.... I think this may be it!!
I headed to the fabric shop ( Because YES! I started this long before plaid miraculously appeared on my Doorstep)
and started in
Here were my first few blocks
And then I wanted to see them all - so I overtook the window curtain.
My man has since gotten smarter - he made me a design wall.
He saw how the quilting thing was going to take over the whole front room.....
And then..... I wanted to add the in between pieces - I am sure they have a technical name - but lets just go with "In Betweens"
I LOVED how it was coming together.... and I kept working, and plodding....
It is a top
AND!! sit down for this....
It has a back AND!!!! It is loaded on the machine - so that hopefully on Monday I can show you a quilted Betty Quilt.......
please do not ask when Betty was started - I will plead the 5th!!!
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