Sunday, October 19, 2008

Been Quilting!!



Last night I set up Grandma's quilting frame that has been hanging on the wall in the living room for 7+ years now. It is time. For those of you that do not know, she suffered a stroke in Jan of 1997 and lived until Feb 2004 in a nursing home until she passed.

Grandma had taught me how to sew and quilt, but usually I just made the quilt tops and she did all the quilting. We made over 20 quilts together. Through groups on ebay and etsy I have found my passion of quilting again, so I sat down at the frames last night and begun finishing the quilt that Grandma left unfinished. Ironically, the quilt in the frames was a log cabin that she bought at one of the department stores. So yes it is manufactured. However she did not like the way it was quilted and was taking out stitches and putting in stitch in the ditch stitches. It is a really good one for me to start with, you could say, for "practice." I have a stack of tops piling up that need quilting, so that is the plan for the winter months this year.

6 comments:

Prim2Pink said...

How lucky you are to have a place to set up your quilting frame!
I have one that I got from my sister-in-law when she passed. But it is too big to put anywhere yet. I'm hoping that my son will get this house he is looking at & he can take all his stuff out of our basement. Then I can have the whole basement to fix as my craft area. Geesh! Another project...LOL.
Love the colors on the quilt. I bought one from a lady that has that same pattern (or close to it). She called it " Stars in a cabin". It's my favorite.

FabricsNQuilts said...

What a wonderful frame! You HAVE to get a better chair!

I know your grandmother is helping you with every stitch!

RagamuffinQuilts said...

Great frame! That is a lovely quilt to practice on also. I'm sure your grandmother is just grinning with pride for you.

Ashlawnfarms Rag Quilt Creations said...

Thanks everyone! Grandma would be proud indeed! I cannot wait to get this one done now, put it on my bed, and use it! The next tops will be exciting to quilt too....hmmm which one to do first?

Jeri said...

That is beautiful!! Your Grandmother will be so proud!

Hugs,
Jeri
Jeri's Corner Blog

Ashlawnfarms Rag Quilt Creations said...

Thanks Jeri. I have been working on this a little each day....it is nice I can just come and go and do something else for awhile.

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