While I was home for the holidays, I discovered that my parents are now the owners of one of my grandma’s quilts. They don’t know a ton about exactly when it was made (and it doesn’t have any kind of tag or label) but they did know that it is a king sized quilt that she and my grandpa used on their bed for many years.
What really impressed me about this quilt though is that every single stitch of the piecing, quilting, and binding was all done by my grandma by hand! It must of taken her quite a while!
The quilting within each individual block is different and they typically echo or follow the design itself in some way. The block borders and sashing were all quilted with connected diamonds. I loved that I was able to identify some of the specific blocks she used too!
The outer border is a crosshatch design but she also included these large echoing diamonds in the corners.
The backing was simple a small floral design. I really wish there had been some kind of a label though. Seeing this quilt makes me that much more convinced that I will definitely be labeling every quilt I make.
Unfortunately, we lost my grandma before I ever became interested in quilting so I wasn’t able to talk with her and learn from her but it is still neat to have this little piece of history (and a beautiful piece at that!).