Friday, March 19, 2010

Great Grandmother's Rose

My great grandmother owned this quilt, and I am lucky to still have it. I shudder to think I once thought about cutting it up to make quilted bunnies (horrors!)  I decided to try to reproduce a block. Think I will use the block in a crib sized quilt instead. Its fun to feel the connection with my great grandmother when I see her quilt and wonder about the history behind it.

11 comments:

Kathie said...

beautiful
oh I love how you laid the block a bit differently
I would have traced it and reproduced it exactly
this is one of my favorite applique blocks.
JUSt BEAUTIFUL you are so lucky to have this piece of family history. What a treasure.
can we see the whole quilt please?

Kathie

Meredith said...

Very pretty. It is nic eto have this in your family

Janet said...

It's just lovely, my favourite kind of quilt. Of course I'm so glad it didn't end up being cut, whew, good call there.

Vicki said...

What a treasure! I love your grandmother's applique and your reproduction. What a beautiful story!

Kathy said...

Hi Dixie,
I love the reproduction! Great job! Taking a trip to Daffodil Hill?
Kathy

Janet said...

What a treasure to have such a beautiful applique quilt made by a family member! I like your reproduction. How big is the original quilt?

Libby said...

What a treasure! I love that you are reproducing it, too - just think of the joys you are bringing future generations.

Love those daffodils in your header - they are still a ways off here. I miss them *s*

Karen said...

Having a family quilt is a treasure! I like how you have reproduced a block. Very well done.

Crazy Horse Quilting said...

Dixie that is so cool to have a quilt from your family like that. You did a great job reproducing that block. Here's another link to my blog: www.crazyhorsequilting.blogspot.com

Juliann said...

What a beautiful quilt and a lovely reproduction block. I just finished my fourth Spencer block. Now to decide where to go with these blocks.

Taryn said...

Great job on the reproduction block! I am so glad you did not go the quilted bunny route with the original.