Tuesday, July 28, 2009

QUILTS

I love quilts, anytime of the year to decorate with or to cover up with, especially when it is cold outside. You can crawl into bed on a cold winter's night and just feel the love someone put into making them or you can lay on the couch and cover up and take a Sunday afternoon nap when it's cold outside.

I have a LOT of quilts, the majority are made by my family members and are all handquilted. Here are just a few of them for you to see.

This quilt is one made by my aunt and mother. It has feather stitching and lots of hand decorations on it and it is a real heavy quilt.



This one was made by my grandmother and it is a one person quilt, so only her hands touched it when it was made.




This is another one made by my grandmother out of feedsacks that she got feed in for her chickens. Talk about recycling.

This one was made by my other grandmother when I was but a mere child. I have had this since I was 8 years old and that is a long time ago.




Here are some lap quilts and also one of the trunks that I use to store them in. I have a ladder full of quilts, a closet full of quilts and 3 trunks full of quilts, all handmade and mostly by family members. I also have a beautiful Amish quilt that is just gorgeous.

I hope you enjoyed viewing some of my prized possessions. Let me know if any of you collect quilts.


Have a blessed day.

7 comments:

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Your quilts are gorgeous. And that trunk - wonderful!

My hubby is not into prim at all so I totally understand what you mean. If he was, my home would be much more colonial with painted woodwork and more. But he is a keeper so compromise if the name of the game! LOL

This Country Girl said...

I love ALL your quilts. I think each one is special and becoming a lost art form really! I did a post once on my quilts. There is something so special about a quilt and nothing compares to the way snuggling beneath a quilt feels....I love the weight of them and everything on a cool night! Loved all of yours and your pics!

Thanks for sharing!
Tammy

Colleen said...

Welcome to blogging! I just loved seeing your quilts today and I appreciate the kind comment you left about my last post. I hope you'll visit often and make yourself at home.

Farmchick said...

LOVE your quilts! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving a comment too! Nice to meet you! Hope you will stop back soon.

Kimberly said...

What beautiful pieces! HAve a wonderful weekend! Kimberly

Kindra said...

Love your header! And home! I enjoyed your slide show. Welcome to blogging! You are going to love it!

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

I love your quilts...such wonderful and beautiful keepsakes...and I love your trunk too!
Thanks for sharing, Maxine.

hugs-Kath