freda’s quilts

A while back, my dad went to visit his uncle, who, knowing I was "crafty" thought I might be interested in some of my Great-Grandmother's quilting stuff. Apparently there is alot of it. She was pretty crafty herself, making tons of quilts, and enormous cross-stitch works, as well as paintings. I also have some beautiful crocheted things that she made as well. A few years ago, I got a lovely yo yo quilt that she made.  But this box of quilt squares, and a half-completed quilt had not been properly sorted through, so on  Saturday, Clara and I sat down outside at the picnic table to check it out.  Here are just a few pictures I took of the goodies inside, before it started to rain, and we had to rush back inside with the ancestral quilty bits.

Quilt1 Quilt2
I love all of these antique fabrics. That's always the fun of these old quilts, to stare at all of the fabrics, and pick your favorites, and to imagine the garments they might one have been. I really like all of the old shirtings she used. And everything hand-stitched! A labor of love! Someday I will make a quilt. I think my first quilt will be using our repurposed garments. Check out this dress shirt quilt…  And of course, Hillary's sweet baby clothes quilts, are a fantastic idea.

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