Wednesday, November 15, 2006

strings attached...




My grandmother and namesake at age 75, holding me in 1954 - Susan and Susan.







She pieced the Lone Star (wish I knew when), which was handed down to me. When I received it, it was just the star.

I added the off-white around the star and dark blue borders, and started quilting it a long time ago. It will be finished some day.

9 comments:

Motherkitty said...

Your grandmother Susan was so talented. I can't imagine piecing this precise diagram together by hand (or is it machine stitched?). It looks so perfect. I would have given up a long, long time ago.

Can't wait to see it finished by her granddaughter. Then you can pass it down to your granddaughters (with provenance attached).

bluemountainmama said...

i love the photo of you and your grandmother- and what a neat way to keep that connection alive by finishing the quilt. i don't sew or quilt- i keep saying one day i'm gonna learn. maybe when my son is older.

"Grandi" said...

What a wonderful quilt and such a great way to remember your grandma! My mom and grandma always sewed a lot, but never made quilts! I have the bug however, so I now have "family quilts" that I can pass down!

jellyhead said...

That quilt will be handed down through the generations, I'm sure, as a beautiful piece of family history. What a striking quilt you have made from the original star.

It's great you have a photo of yourself with your namesake, too!

Anonymous said...

I have one as well but out of red, yellow and orange. My husband’s grandmother made and gave it to us before she died. It's one of my most cherished things. It finally rests on our bed.
Yours is equally as beautiful and I'm sure cherished as much.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Your lonestar is very pretty. I have a lonestar on my daybed that my mother in law sewed by hand before she died...It was machine quilted though.

doubleknot said...

What a beautiful quilt. I have tried my hand at quilting many years ago and have a small one left but it is showing it's wear and needs a new cover. I use the sewing machine for the piece work and by hand the quilting.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

What I like is your putting the photo of you with your grandmother alongside the photo of her quilt top with your quilting. This is a great way of tying the past with the present ... and passing it along to your daughters and grandchildren. Very nice, Susan (and Susan)!

Sonia said...

What a wonderful quilt! Love the photo of you and your Grandma!