Friday, October 16, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I am finally able to blog my quilt. This particular quilt has been on my blog before because it has been from Ohio to the Caribbean and back again..3 months it took to arrive back in Ohio from Florida. I started the center of the quilt with my 8 year old daughter. She was quickly bored...sewing doesn't seem to interest her much these days :( Anyhow, she informed me that the 25 X25 inch quilt wasn't big enough and she wanted it to fit her bed. So my MIL (she quilts!!) added jelly roll strips and more charms to make it twin size for Grace. My MIL also wanted to have it custom quilted and that's when the problems started. It was given to the quilter in Florida and then my in-laws went to India for 3 months. I thought my MIL had the quilt...she thought I had it!! Needless to say it was sitting in a warehouse in Georgia waiting for us to claim it. It finally made it home.
Grace uses it every night. It hold extra special meaning to me because not only did I piece a portion, Grace pieced the center, and my MIL finished the edges...3 generations of our family.





22 comments:

Zonnah said...

I love it :)

linda said...

What a treasure! Three generations of quilters on one quilt.

Sherri said...

Great quilt...and what a great story too! It would be fun to have a label for the back stating that all three of you worked on it!

Jackie said...

Great quilt! What a story though. Glad it is back home and being well loved.

badlandsquilts said...

what a precious quilt and great story, thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

I love it. It's so pretty and what a great keepsake for her to have made by 3 generations.

Carin said...

Its very pretty and what a great memory to have all 3 of you work on it.

Lonci said...

It is beautiful:)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow you were fortunate to get it back. Sometimes things like that are lost in the shuffle. Very lovely. And a special quilt made from three generations hands.

MARIKA said...

Very nice the quilt

Sandy said...

A very cool family heirloom....3 generations, how very lovely!

Jandi said...

So cute!

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

Hi! Love the quilt! I think that every quilt my Daughter starts is finished by me and my mom!
ps. Glad I got to meet you at market!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great quilt and great story with a happy ending. Thanks for sharing.

patricia said...

Vicki how neat and it is very striking and so girly! It is great that you all had a hand on its making and for sure will be a keepsake because of that. Wow could have been lost forever. glad it got home okay . Pat

Michelle said...

Lovely! And the familial connections are what it's all about isn't it?

PunkiePie said...

Fab and a great story to go with it too. I love it! And I agree with Sherri - label stating you all worked on it.

Laura said...

Wow, that will really be a family treasure...I think it is a great idea, you've got me thinking...

Anne at Film and Thread said...

So glad that your quilt didn't get lost for good! It is really beautiful!

Michelle said...

I love the quilt. The colours are so beautiful. I love that you were able to have both you mom and daughter work on it.

Diane said...

The quilt is beautiful, but more so because of the story behind it. Your daughter is lucky to have such a wonderful quilt to cuddle with every night!

sewpam63 said...

This is a QUILT legacy!!! How amazing is it to have ALL that family, love and history stitched into one quilt?! What a treasure. : ) Thanks for sharing.