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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Morning Glory Appliqué

Be Aware, Be Thankful
1.  My own bed
2.  Cold water, drinking
3.  Ibuprofen
* * *

This quilt is another made by my great grandmother Gillette that is in my Aunt Susanne's collection.
This piece has a combination of hand work.  Appliqué, embroidery and quilting.
The quilt is very well made in a nice soft, spring pallet.


Notice the consistent even stitches.

I love that the embroidery gives the solid pieces depth.
This is the back of the Morning Glory quilt.

Thanks to Karen who left a comment suggesting this quilt may be one of many quilt kits that were available in the 1930's, something she had learned in an article she had read.  

I went searching for similar quilts in that time and sure enough - found several with the exact same colors.  I love that we are able to share and learn so much via the Internet and blogging friends!

Did you see the first quilt of my grandmother's?  Click here.


11 comments:

Valentina said...

Mel I don't think I have ever seen a Morning Glory quilt before and I can hardly believe my eyes! Gorgeous stitches! And the quilting... wow!
Thanks for sharing these treasures with us!
xox
Valentina

Trisha said...

Beautiful! I think antique quilts are amazing. It is so exciting when quilts made long ago have lasted and can be enjoyed so many years later. What a treasure!

West Michigan Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt. You must feel so honored to have it. I love the way that she did the cup ends of the flowers. Very interesting.

Karen said...

Lots of nice quilting on the Morning Glory quilt. I wonder if that was a kit quilt. Seems like I remember seeing that design in an article about kit quilts.

Denise :) said...

Mel, this is just beautiful! What an heirloom! :)

free indeed said...

Very lovely! I do like morning glories. Would be a totally cool project for me to applique and my DIL to embroider...will keep ideas like this in mind!

Micki said...

It is incredible Mel..what a talented lady she is!
Micki

Micki said...

It is incredible Mel..what a talented lady she is!
Micki

Nedra said...

I love seeing these vintage quilts, and knowing the hours of hand work that went into them. Such a labor of love.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my goodness, that takes my breath away!! How very beautiful, thank you for sharing.

Kaaren said...

Wow! Now that is a beauty, Mel. And it's even more meaningful knowing the history behind it and who made it.

Thanks so much for sharing.