8/11/11

Crazy quilt

My friend Ann gave me a quilt that had been given to her mother years & years ago and was in her estate after she passed away. When she came across these quilt squares, knowing how much I love things like this... she asked me if I wanted them. *goose-pimply-gasp* It is so hard to come off as being gracefully thankful, when your head is telling you to jump for joy and squeal with delight! The writing on the brown paper it was wrapped in said, "From the late 1890's" Look at all the fabulous fabric that is pieced together.... All in all, there is 13 squares of this crazy quilt, with a handful of cut pieces in the mix. I am thinking about making some tote bags with these squares, but for now, I'm just enjoying having them as they are! What a wonderful gift I was given! Thank you very much Ann, how extremely generous you are!

8 comments:

The Catnap Cottage said...

wow! crazy quilts are probably my very favorite and these squares are supberb - i am SO jealous! make sure i get a tote bag! :-)

Regina said...

beautiful pieces!!

She'sSewPretty said...

I love crazy quilts! I've never seen crazy quilt squares quite like those. I love to look at all of the fabrics they used and imagine the garments they came from. Those are definitely a treasure!

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

What a wonderful gift filled with history and beauty. I love your idea of totes, but worry that the fabric will not get the care it deserves that way. You sure you don't want to make a big ole' quilt so they can be preserved? You are a lucky lady!

Diannia said...

Oh oh oh! Can you bring them tonight to the guild meeting so I can drool on them...er I mean see them???

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an awesome quilt! You'll enjoy making something special that you can enjoy with it! ♥

luisa said...

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luisa said...

sorry, my other computer is wrong, some letters don't work. I write you again.

wow, I think the same as you do. hi, I'm luisa. I'm spanish. I found you but I don't remember how. Now i'm glad because I love your blog. I'd read some posts and I like all of them. Since now I follow you, if you don't mind. I love art and if you have some time I invite you in my blog. Maybe, there is something in it that you like. Magic kisses.
http://lamagiadelasideas.blogspot.com