Friday, July 4, 2014

Celebrating the 4th of July with Reds and Blues

Today I'd like to share these two quilts I unpacked this past week.


My husband inherited these two quilts from his mother.  The story from him is that his mother's mother made them, but his mother may have made them in her youth.  I say this because she was an accomplished seamstress, who learned her craft from both her parents (her dad was a tailor).



There are both twin-sized quilts, very similar to each other, yet very different.  One has many blocks, and the other has larger points made into pinwheels.  This latter one has a substantial extension added to one end and many damaged points.  This one also has a lighter shade of blue check on the back.  It must have been used much and washed.  Both consist of mostly reds and blues   with a background of off-white.



I wish I knew more about the back-story of these quilts, but Lee's mom didn't have much to say about them at all.   I always thought their colors were designed to look patriotic.  What do you think?


Until next time....

Karen










4 comments:

  1. what a wonderful thing to inherit! happy 4th of july!

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  2. Wonderful keepsakes, and they do look patriotic on this July 4th!

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  3. Thank you Everyone. Hope ya'll had a wonderful 4th :)

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