Saturday, February 13, 2016

Family Heirlooms

An old house...


Filled with some old quilts...


 Made from a Grandmothers hands...


Cut from tiny scraps of fabric...


To keep her family warm and her hands busy in the cold winter months...






Add in an old rocking chair, ...




 a quilt rack...


All these things add to a home.  Filling it with special memories of a Grandmother's Love.



Quilts made by Irene

These quilts were hand made and hand quilted by my daughter-in-law (#1), "grandmother".  She is 92 years old and still alive.  She spent her life making quilts and gave them to her family to cherish and enjoy.  These are my favorite kinds of quilts.  Hand made, using what she had.  These are now family heirlooms to treasure.

**We have been living in this house for over three years.  We have been care takers while my son, his wife and daughter have been living out of the country.  They will be home soon.  We are in search of a home to call our own.  I have always wanted to live in a real This Old House.  I am thankful that we were given this time here.  I thought I would share a few of these quilts before we moved on to our new home.

~Sandra~




24 comments:

  1. What gorgeous family treasures. I think pink must have been the most popular color for sashings and borders back then, considering how often we see it. My latest two vintage quilt tops that I've been hand quilting both are heavy with pink. Wishing you good luck in your search for an older home. They're the best.

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  2. What a wonderful post, Sandra. I so enjoyed seeing this lovely old home, and "grandmother's" beautiful old quilts. Best of luck in your search for a home of your own.

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  3. I love the old home and "grandmother's quilts" are my favorite kind too. Hope you find your perfect home soon!

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  4. They're all lovely quilts Sandra & I love their history!
    I hope you find a home soon

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  5. The quilts really are gorgeous and lucky for you that you got to live with them even if for just a short time. I am very happy that your daughter-in-law treasures them as well. Hopefully you won't have a long search to find your new 'old home'.

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  6. I too love scrap quilts, my mom would make them from our old clothing, so there are many memories wrapped up in them. Thanks for sharing these treasures, wow she has lived a good long life.... wishing you all the best as you search for a new home.

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  7. Such special and beautiful quilts! Wonderful to see that your DIL has kept these family treasures so well preserved. Wishing you success on finding your new home.

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  8. I, too, got to live in an old home for 16 years and I loved it. Such character, charm and the stories it could tell. There is a calmness about an old home, making you slow down, reflect and enjoy. So glad you got to be able to live this. And the quilts are wonderful, such treasures. The choices in fabric colors from our past quilters are much different that what we use now. That's what makes them special, they used what they had. Lovely..

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  9. There is nothing more homey and warm feeling than a quilt either new or our great grandmothers worm quilts
    Thanks for coming over to my blog

    Janice

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  10. Oh how lovely to see all the quilts in a charming old home. I have never lived in an old home...would have loved it, but not meant to be.
    I am the first quilter in my family, so no heritage quilts for me to love.

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  11. What fabulous memories. I hope you find a home that is as wonderful of the one you are in now.

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  12. Oh Sandra, thank you for sharing all these treasure family heirloom quilts. They are just sooo pretty and such a comfort to see in a home.
    Good luck in finding a home for you and your hubby.

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  13. Sandra, the quilts you showcased are beautiful. I read some of your earlier posts as well for quilting inspiration. I love to quilt but have not recently made the time for it. Must get back to some of my unfinished projects. Enjoy the hunt for your special home.

    Debra

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  14. Hi Sandra, nice big old house, so glad you got to stay there. The quilts are all so lovely. I have a few quilts that my grandma made years ago and my Mom can pick out the squares of fabric that used to be her dresses! I think that is so neat.
    Thanks for sharing them with us.
    Gina

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  15. Hi Sandra, nice big old house, so glad you got to stay there. The quilts are all so lovely. I have a few quilts that my grandma made years ago and my Mom can pick out the squares of fabric that used to be her dresses! I think that is so neat.
    Thanks for sharing them with us.
    Gina

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  16. Oh my gosh Sandra, those quilts truly are treasures! I am a quilter, but do not hand quilt. If I did, they would never get done. lol! Nothing like a vintage quilt that is hand quilted! Love them so very much!! What an amazing lady her grandmother is!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. These quilts are beautiful,Sandra. I had a quilt once that my Aunt gave me but it was lost some years ago.
    I hope you find that "this old house" for your new home and enjoy it for many years.

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  18. Such a heart felt and pretty post! How wonderful that you were able to stay and care for this wonderful house. The quilts have such a wonderful charm to them! You will find that home of your dreams..........keep looking! Cant wait to see it!

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  19. Such a heart felt and pretty post! How wonderful that you were able to stay and care for this wonderful house. The quilts have such a wonderful charm to them! You will find that home of your dreams..........keep looking! Cant wait to see it!

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  20. What a lovely post of an old home, in pretty (and cold) snow, but filled with warmth of your memories. Elaine Adair, in western Nebraska

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  21. There's nothing like quilts to make a home cozier :)

    I hope you find your dream old house.

    rue

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  22. Hi Sandra,
    How nice to meet you! :-)Thank you for coming over, and I am now your latest follower too :-D
    All of your quilts are just beautiful!!
    Many blessings and warmth Linnie

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  23. Hi Sandra! Thanks for the visiting. Lovely quilts. the best kinds of family heirlooms are homemade. How wonderful that your son and his family are coming home so they will be closer! Good luck with the move to your next home :)

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  24. Sandra, The quilts are just wonderful, each has that vintage flavor to them. I love quilts that are made from fabric scraps on hand, they have such a warmth to them. Thanks for sharing!

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