Monday, April 20, 2009

Virtual Spring Quilt Festival!!!

I have been busy for the last two days...busy being totally engrossed in the First Virtual Quit Festival over at http://parkcitygirl.blogspot.com/. She has come up with such a wonderful idea.

So, the whole time I'm devouring all of the other entrant's quilts, I have been thinking of my own quilts,,,can you pick a favorite? Is it like babies, you love each one different, and the same? This squirmy little bundle is my very first attempt at quilting. My son and his wife was expecting a pink little baby girl, and so I pulled out one of my great-grandmother's aprons, one of my grandmother's tablecloths, and ran over to my mother's to grab one of her blouses.

I used an old blanket of my Grampa's for the batting, and one of my other grandma's curtains for the backing...it turned out to be the most comfy little thing in the world, and Elizabeth still thinks of it as her "best blanket."
What more could a granny ask for?
Not only did it pass some of our family "feelings" down to this baby, but it also made me leap into a new world of quilting. Each one of my quilts tell a story, but this one has history....sigh....feels so comfy!!
now, your job is to jump over to Park City Girl's blog and let us know about your favorite quilt! Be prepared to spend HOURS there!!
hope all your quilts are squirmy!!
lyn

30 comments:

Amy Sp said...

It looks like it's loved!

Miri said...

Lovely quilt...lovely story!

Zonnah said...

Totally cute!

Carol said...

Love the quilt and the story behind it. Got to reading some of your other posts. I have got to go get a kleenex :)

Muddling Through said...

Awww, quilts with history are always the best! Either they come with built-in history like yours, or we build the history in as we go, don't we?

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Piecefulafternoon said...

Simply lovely - what a nice history - and so nice it is still loved.

Debbie said...

Your quilt is beautiful inside and out. It is so nice to make something that the recipient loves. Thanks for sharing it with us. Debbie

scrappy quilter said...

I love these history quilts. Yours is so pretty and so warm and soft....love it.

Quilty Conscience said...

Very Sweet Quilt. And I loved that you used grampa's blanket for the batting.

Stephanie D. said...

How pretty and so wonderfully full of family history! I'm glad it's so loved.

Doris said...

What a fabulous idea to incorporate family items into it! LOVE THAT IDEA!

Isa said...

What a nice story and a cute little quilt.

Katie said...

So glad to see your post. I've been thinking about you and your family. I'm partial to family history quilts too. Your is beautiful.

ROZ said...

What a wonderful quilt, so many memories

Belvie said...

That's such a pretty little quilt and made with things that hold so many special memories. I hope you make sure to tell that special little girl about all those pieces and the story of where each came from.

Pink Sky said...

What a cute quilt, and it means so much more that it comes from little bits of family history. :)

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Sweet quilt! Thanks for sharing :)

Finn said...

Hi Granny, what a lovely quilt and quilt story. I think that's what quilting should be "all about". Of course as we travel that road, our heads are filled with all the "have tos" and "have to haves", but connecting family and love with the next generarion, priceless. It would be my favorite too! Big across the pond hugs, Finn

Star Graf Design said...

I love the history of that little pink quilt. I'm sure she'll cherish it always!

stitchinpenny said...

How great the concept of gathering a lot of stuff from different family members to welcome a child. The quilt is so cute.

Rhonda said...

Lovely quilt, great colors.

Michelle said...

That is so neat!

Michelle said...

That is so neat!

Philippa said...

What a wonderful idea to bring so many generations of love and care into one quilt. It's a real treasure. Thanks for visiting my quilt. I am planning a quilt full of generations of family embroidery for my daughter. I hope it's as loved as yours obviously is.

Heather said...

I love how you chose your fabrics for this quilt. Very special.

Jean said...

What a beautiful quilt and keepsake!

Jeannette said...

It's perfect that you only show this quilt in use! The tradition of loved and worn clothes of loved family is a fine one. Thanks for sharing your creation and your little's sweet face.

Teresa said...

A wonderful quilt to be cherished a life time and beyond. I read through much of you blog this morning while having my morning wheaties and coffee. Enjoyed the reading and will be back for more. How is Jake doing these days?