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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Grandmother's Flower Garden

1. Memories
2. Day dreaming
3. Tomorrow's another day
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The last quilt in my Aunt Susanne's collection of quilts is a Grandmother's Flower Garden (1" hexagon) quilt hand pieced and hand quilted by my grandmother in 1931.  


The arrow is pointing to my Grandmother's name, Ruth Park 1931, embroidered in the quilt.  In 1931, the date on the quilt she was not married so technically, she should have her maiden name Gillette.






The colors are exquisite aren't they??  


Love the triple zig-zag border.



I remembered to take a pic of the back - {AMAZING!}


Have you seen the other quilts in my family's collection?


20 comments:

Quilts and Cats said...

Absolutely beautiful. All the work involved with all that hand piecing. The colors a truly wonderful and I love the triple border. You are very blessed to have these quilts and memories. Lynne

Christine said...

just beautiful

cheers
Christine

Terry said...

What an amazing quilt! So many tiny little pieces! And you're right...the colors are just amazing! :0)

Helen said...

I agree with the previous comments made. Stunning quilt. The colours look so fresh can't believe the quilt is an antique. Cherish the memories and antique quilt.

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful - a family treasure! Inspires me get going on my hand quilting project.

I'd love to see the back side of the binding.

Fiesta said...

Mel this quilt is just stunning!

Tessa said...

Whoa, that quilt is amazing - all those tiny shapes! I hope you are doing well - email me when you have a chance, friend. :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

All were fun to see Mel, but THIS ONE is amazing. So lucky to have them in your family...a treasure for sure.

May Kristin said...

What a beautiful quilt! Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Nedra said...

What a treasure! I love how she signed her name on the front with the date. My first quilt was a GFG and I loved making it.

Cybele's patch said...

Wow, this quilt is beautiful and in such a good condition. So well preserved.

Sherri said...

What an incredible quilt...and yes, the colors are still so bright and vivid!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh, that is just stunning, the front is so colorful and the back you can every stitch, what talent!

Simon - aka Bloke said...

I am just blown away with the wonder that you have from your Grandmother.

Thank you for sharing...

Simon

Valentina said...

What a lovely and incredible quilt. I Love the colours!

Carrie P. said...

Oh! my! this quilt is fabulous. What a treasure.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Breathtaking. Someday I will make one.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Breathtaking. Someday I will make one.

Debi said...

That is one of the nicest GFG quilts I've seen in a very long time. What an antique, heirloom treasure! I'm making a GFG in purples and lavenders ...
http://www.facebook.com/gdcleanfun#!/album.php?aid=39760&id=1618623867

Bettina said...

Wow,absolutely beautiful.