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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Scrappy Appliqué Flowers

(my sister's list, but I second it!!)
1. Mekhi (her son)
2. Parents
3. Jesus
* * *

This quilt was made by my maternal grandmother's mother, Frances Cordelia Cornia Gillette.


Samuel and Frances Gillette circa 1880's


I don't know if there is an official name for the block pattern, I've seen variations of the same era.


All the petals are hand appliquéd. 
Something I found interesting for the time is the blue thread that she quilted around the petals. 


I forgot to get a picture of the back of the quilt, darn!


No date is on the quilt.



The Quilts:



14 comments:

Valentina said...

OH, How Amazing! i love the fact that you added her picture! Oh please, I would love to see a picture of the
back! Thank you, Mel, this is a real treasure... Would you ever make one like this too? it would be interesting to see your choice of colours...
:)

Cindi said...

I love it! Absolutely beautiful. I am so drawn to those antique colors. Have you thought about having it appraised?

Nicc79 said...

WOW!!! I love it!!

Nikki
xx
http://nikkis-attic.blogspot.com/

allsewnup said...

Oh my! This is beautiful. Well done.

Carolyn

Molly said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Needled Mom said...

That is interesting that blue thread was used. Perhaps that is all that was available. It is a beautiful quilt.

Sherri said...

Love this quilt...and I love how you shared her photo too!

Karen said...

What a nice looking couple. Sometimes, in those old photographs, the people look like they have a very sour personality. Wonderful that you have the quilt.

sharon said...

Very nice and it is in such great shape!Love the colours. Sharonj

Hermano y Hermana Kroff said...

I love you Melissa,
Dad

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

wow, it looks to be in great condition. I love the sashing, it was such and "in" color then. By the way, she sure was a pretty lady, you can tell from her eyes she was kind.

Pat from FL and MI said...

Perhaps blue thread is what she had? We, today, get so caught up in having just the right stuff. Our ancentors used what they had.

Shari said...

What a wonderful family treasure! Just love this one - what a fantastic quilt...

Cathi said...

How gorgeous! I'd love to see a picture of the back as well!