Friday, June 15, 2012

Photo-a-Day - June: Day 15: Yellow

Photo-a-Day - June: Day 15: Yellow
Of all my grandmother quilts, and I am blessed to have several, this is my most precious.  Gram Roberts, my paternal grandmother, started making it in the later years of her life.  Her eyesight was fading, her hands were unsteady and she realized she was making a lot of mistakes.  The wonderful thing was that she and my Gram Nissen, aside from both being quilters, had also always been friends. 

Gram Roberts sent the unfinished quilt, still at the stage of individual blocks, to Gram Nissen.  A fair bit of the stitching needed to be undone, repaired and restitched but Gram Nissen lovingly completed the squares finished the top, and quilted it to the backing, all by hand. 

The finished quilt and two pillows were then sent to my mom.  A few years ago, knowing how much I love them and they mean to me, she gave all her quilts to me.  Each is special, but this one holds the love of both grandmothers.

 

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