Friday, August 31, 2012

My Great Grandmas Quilt

My Favorite Thing is my Great Grandmothers hand sewn quilt.I never met her, but my Mom would tell me stories about her. This quilt has been hung, draped, or folded in every house we've lived in, since my Mom gave it to me. It now resides in my craftroom/guest room. It was the inspiration for the colors in there.
I wanted to have some red and pink so I added those in to the color scheme. This quilt was also what started my genealogy search. I wanted to know more. This would be something I would grab if we ever had a fire,(besides my boxes and boxes of pictures).
I'm joining Mockingbird Hill Cottage's new party A Favorite Thing. Go check out the other favorite things. I hope you all have a great Labor Day Weekend!
Leslie

34 comments:

  1. Would you please come and help me organize my guest/craft room because that space is very very tidy!

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  2. Lesley, what an amazing quilt. And all hand stitched. I cannot even imagine. It looks so beautiful in your guest room. I love the entire room - those big windows are gorgeous! Thank you for leaving such a nice comment about my dad's wedding ring... Donna

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  3. What a lovely quilt. I am repairing the one my grandmother made for me when I was a kid. Sadly, I think the quilts my Mom & Nana made in the 30's and 40's got ruined and had to be thrown away. I haven't asked, it would hurt too much.
    It doesn't take much to get bitten by the genealogy bug does it?

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  4. Leslie,

    I love your craft/guest room. The quilt is just beautiful. My mother just gave me an aphgan that my Great Aunt crocheted and I love it. A few months back, I started on my family's genealogy too. I have found out more intersting things..it is so worth doing. I have also been scanning all of my old photos onto my computer and my computer is constantly backed up to a third party called Carbonite. It is cheap and stores every file, folder and photo for me offsite in case my house catches fire or my computer blows up, etc. I can not recommend this enough because I lost almost all of my child's baby photos and photos of people who have passed away in my family and I can't ever get them back. Now, I know they are safe no matter what.

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  5. Such a lovely quilt and what a great way to display and use it. Dropping over from Mockingbird Hill Cottage. I Linky Followed and then noticed you had Followers, so I followed there too.
    Joy

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  6. What a gorgeous quilt and such a charming room! Your guest room is so charming and any guest would be so lucky to enjoy this space. Everything is so sweet. Adorable pillows on the bed and I love your monkey and Raggedy Ann too!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  7. Stopped by from Mockingbird Hill. What a beautiful quilt!

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  8. What a special keepsake. I never met my grandmother either.

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  9. Your quilt is beautiful and a family heirloom!

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  10. GREAT grandmother! Wow! I can understand why it is your special treasure. And it is beautiful.

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  11. What an amazing quilt! How lucky you are to have such a wonderful keepsake! Plus it makes your craft room extra cute!!

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  12. Such a beautiful quilt and treasure to have!! Love the pattern and prints!! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

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  13. What a beautiful treasure. It makes your special room even more special. What an amazing keepsake. Have a lovely labor day weekend!

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  14. That is a gorgeous quilt - and piecing stars isn't easy! What a treasure this must be for you, especially since you never met your great-grandmother. I love how it looks on the bed.

    Thank you so much for joining in on the party. I hope you'll come back next week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  15. So incredibly beautiful. What a great family heirloom. Your room is a place I would spend hours in. Smiles...Renee

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  16. That this was your first favorite thing shows how much it means to you, as well as being a beautiful quilt. I love how you've showcased it in your guest room.

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  17. That quilt is so lovely. I just love old quilts. I had two from my grandmother and gave them to my two granddaughters to have when they grow up and have their own home. Hope they appreciate them as much as I do.

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  18. I have admired your beautiful quilt in photos from some of your previous posts. Soooo pretty. And even more special because it was made by your Great-Grandma. My Great-Grandma made quilts for me and all of my cousins when we were little. Such a treasure.

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  19. Gorgeous quilt! I have one that my grandmother made and it is such a treasure. Thanks for your visit and comment! I appreciate it!

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  20. Beautiful quilt and beautiful guest room. I now know that I'm going to paint the brown bed in my guest-craft-room white. :-)

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  21. How lucky you are to have this gorgeous quilt to display and inspire you!

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  22. How wonderful to have your great grandma's quilt Leslie! It looks so charming in your guest room. My mother had begun a quilt top for me - an appliqué pattern with baskets and birds and flowers - she had finished a few blocks but we never found them in the house. WAH! My dads housekeepers must have taken them or tossed them. :( Your story of the violin was so very sweet and wonderful, I let out an audible Ohhhhh!

    Happy long holiday weekend!

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  23. You're speaking my language with that old quilt. It's just beautiful and what a blessing to have it. I'm blessed to have a collection of quilts made by various ancestors and they are priceless to me.

    I love how you have to bedroom arranged. So inviting and warm.

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  24. Oh, Leslie! Your precious quilt looks so beautiful in your daughter's room! What a darling little nest for her to snuggle up in...You created such a lovely room with all the sweet touches of cottage charm!
    Have a happy Labor Day, my sweet friend,
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xoxo

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  25. Hi Leslie,
    How fun you have a photo like mine - they sure do take ones along the same line at Olvera Street or at least they used to. It's so busy there and hard to park, I haven't been there in years - always plan to and never make it. :( I'm going to put it on my To Do list to go before Dia de los Muertos! That will be fun.

    Where else have you been in Los Angeles? I imagine you made it south to Disneyland if you made it to Olvera Street?

    Oh! You had mentioned about your fathers violin and I remembered that my husbands uncle was a violin maker in North Carolina - from what his aunt told me, the uncle was quite the artist in his violin making.

    How wonderful to be a musician or involved somehow in music! One of my aunties played with the L.A. Philharmonic and her husband (my dad's brother) was Frank Sinatra's (and Bing Crosby's) recording engineer at Decca (? I think my aunt told me it was Decca). So my dad and his younger brother got to go visit the recording studio when Sinatra did his albums and then they'd all go out to eat at some restaurant in Santa Monica. Can you imagine? WOWZA!

    My auntie who has been ill, told me about it - my dad never mentioned a thing, Mr. Tight Lips. ;) Oh, the good news is that my aunt gets to go home on Tuesday if all goes well over the long weekend Hooray yippie yippie. This Auntie was a music teacher too, like you. :)

    As you can probably tell, I am wasting time over here, futzing around - should be busy doing but feel like being lazy, it's going to be an emotional night.

    AND they didn't tell us if they're going to feed us or not, the bums! hahahhahahhahahha

    Anyway ...

    Happy happy Labor Day weekend!


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  26. Lovely, lovely treasure you have there. Old quilts are even more special when made by a great grandma. That I know. :) Have a wonderful holiday weekend! :)

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  27. You have such a cute blog!Old quilts are so special ...
    Smiles, Dottie

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  28. Oh, wow, what a great treasure. It's a beautiful quilt. Thanks so much for stopping by. You have a lovely blog. :)

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  29. What a wonderful gift from the past that quilt is! It's lucky to have passed on to someone who treasures it. ~ Maureen

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  30. What a wonderful ,beautiful heirloom!

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  31. What a sweet quilt! I'd love to have some of my Grandmother's quilts. She was a busy bee when it came to quilting!
    Hope you're having a great week! :)
    -Denise

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  32. Beautiful quilt!! I love it when someone designs a room around something that is so special to them.

    Thanks for visiting 20 North Ora.

    Judy

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  33. What a beautiful quilt. And how lucky you are to be its caretaker. It looks lovely on that bed in your guest room.

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