Thursday, February 14, 2013

More Family History

My Mom found another quilt that was a family quilt too! This one came from my Dad's side of the family. I am thinking that quilting is really one of those latent gene's that was hiding in my DNA...and who knew?

This quilt comes from Michigan. This is where my Dad's family is from. His Great Aunt lived in Pontiac MI - and owned the Birmingham house... perhaps if you are from that area you have heard of it? There is quite a history - but anyways - when we visited - this quilt was given to my Mom. A. LONG. TIME. AGO.   but we won't go into details...

This quilt was from a kit and was probably made around the 1940's
How do we know it was from a kit?

Get this!

It was hand quilted by my Great Aunt
and if you look close - there are still little pencil marks.
The border quilting - it echo's the blocks in the center.
I don't think I realized that the first time my Mom and I examined it...
Now I'll have to show her.... I might even impress her!

I feel very privileged to have this quilt from my Dad's side and this one from my Mom's
There are times I wish I had one room just for them.... but then we would have had to wait longer to move in to this house, and if you all know me well - you know patience is NOT in my DNA!


Vicki W said...

What a wonderful treasure!

Sherrill said...

What a cool design..don't think I've ever seen that one. GORGEOUS and so awesome to have a family treasure.

Judy V. from Thornton, CO said...

Beautiful applique design! Family quilts from years back are quite special.

Missy Shay said...

What a great family heirloom, enjoy it!

Mariana Nortje said...

Hi, Alycia, all the way from South Africa, I have to envy you (in a good way) for having this lovely quilt in your family! I am blown away by the quilting too. I am busy hand quilting an Hawaiian and I am finding it very difficult to get my stitches small. This quilt makes me want to start all overagain, which is not possible as I am more than halfway.Sigh. Thanks for an enjoyable blog. I look forward to your e-mails :D

phxquilt said...

Now that's a stunning history lesson! You are a lucky lady!

Kate said...

Beautiful family treasure. Love the pattern.