Thursday, August 2, 2012

Trunk Show Part 1 - Gramma Walker's Quilts

I tried to photograph all the quilts I have hanging around so I have a record of them.  I'm going to try to post them in sort-of chronological order.

But first I got to start with the quilts that inspired me to start quilting.

I think this is the oldest one I have from my Gramma Walker in West Virginia.  A nice red and white one that has a sort of Jacob's Ladder block set on point.

 This next one, I was told, was made from my mom and her older sister's dresses.  One wore red and the other wore blue.  I'm going to have to confirm it with Aunty Wanda.  These would have been made in the late 40s early 50s.

This yellow one is a quilt from the "missionary cupboard".  The church ladies in Hanna Alberta made these Bible verse quilts for the missionaries.  We must have had 3 or 4 of these growing up, but this seems to be the only one that survived - probably because we kept it here in Canada and didn't take it out to India.  This one has the verses drawn on with liquid embroidery tubes.  Can you find the misspelled block?

This is one of the older quilts I made while I was still making traditional quilts.  It's a very traditional log cabin quilt laid out in the straight furrows style.

And this last one is a nice scrappy block with several shades of light and dark grey.  I think the block is called the road home.  This one and the log cabin one are single bed size.

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