Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Grandmothers Garden.

I made a Grandmothers Garden quilt for my uncle in my early quilting years. I don't have a photo of it, but he has taken some and will hopefully send them to me someday. It was totally handmade and hand quilted. Won't ever do it again.

Now I had so much fun making the blocks so I started making a lot of them with out any purpose. Then I got the brilliant idea to applique them on white squares that I have a lot of from Granny Bubba. Left overs from making bed sheets and such. Not all are the same material, but who cares, after all I'm such a thrifty quilter. Lol.

Then it got laid aside for few years, because putting the blocs of a quilt together is for me a total bore. And then I got another brilliant idea. Bonnie Hunters "leader enders". So while I was working on the first two steps of her latest mystery, Double Delight, I finally put the top together. I have no photo of it, cant put it on the laundry lines because it's so big, but I will try to make a link here, if it does not come through you can go to my guild homepage here
and in the top right corner choose Myndaalbum and then Januar 2009. I'm in photos 34-39.

Now lets see what happens if I publish this.


P.s. The inspiration for this post came from reading about a donation quilt on Mary's blog. It's a marvelous quilt. Somehow the righteous speller has given up on me, hope my spelling is not making this to hard to understand.


  1. ALL of your quilts are beautiful! ESPECIALLY the string quilt at the top of your blog. I like your HST quilts too.........does the son that got the first one posted happen to go to Ohio State? I have 3 sons that graduated from there, and the thought of making 3 quilts, one for each of them, seems a undaunting to me. I was thinking about making them Scarlet/Gray/Black/White string quilts. Who knows when that will happen either.
    I love Bonnie Hunter as well. I'm in the process of redoing my stash to her strip method.

  2. I looked at all the pics, and I love both quilts. You did such a good job on them. I can't imagine all the work you put in on the
    Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. It is spectacular. That is one my list of things I want to do.

    I loved looking at your guild pics. It looks like you all have a good time together, and all the projects were lovely.

  3. Hello,
    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Now I have been looking at yours. Sooo many beautiful quilts you have made! I also like the string quilt you have in the header.
    Interesting to see the photos fromyour guild.
    Have a nice wekend!