Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Vintage Quilt Photobomb and a Turkey

All the quilts shown here belong to my husband's family. They were on loan awaiting a cloudy day to photograph. It gave me time to get to know them, and fall in love with this one most of all. I love every inch of this quilt! It has a lurid history that we are too proper to get in to here, but let it suffice to say, I think it's to die for. It's the ultimate Eye Candy. There's no firm date, but the family history puts it around the 1930's, and it appears to be made without a batting layer.

Dresden Plate with scalloped edges

This is a half of a quilt. The story goes like this. My mother-in-law asked her then mother-in-law if she had any blankets for junior sized beds. The older mother-in-law then took shears and cut an embroidered quilt down the middle! 

It was well used then.

This quilt is paper thin from use, but still beautiful.

Grandad slept on this side, and his whiskers wore out the edges.

I thought this was an appropriate day for a photobomb. (Since my kids had to explain the word to me, I'll tell you. It's just a lot of pictures!) And to credit the maker, all the quilts, with the exception of the first, were made by one talented woman, my husband's grandmother, Mrs. Jane Stocker. She is gone many years, but we remember her in her quilts.

Yesterday I sewed before breakfast, and then we made time to play hooky at the Tuscarawas County Fair in Dover, Ohio. This guy was out walking around while his person cleaned his cage. Don't you love the red and blue tones?

We went early and ate at the Grange, and were home by noon with a dozen pork burgers. The 4H judging was in full swing with all it's glory. Lop-eared bunnies and behemoth steers were passively waiting their turn. The fair is very small, so it doesn't take long to cover, but we took our time in the quilt area. There should always time to look at quilts. I couldn't get any great pictures in the building, so I thought I would snap you some pictures of several family quilts I have on loan at home. 

Outside lighting might have been better, but I didn't think even hanging some of these quilts would be a good idea. A few are very old, very thin, and as you can tell, very loved. Many are worn on the top left side where Grandad's whiskers rubbed them thin. Some are patched now, but we still treasure them. I do hope you enjoy this.

And now, Doxie girls, let's go finish the 3rd Shooting Star block.

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1 comment:

Angie in SoCal said...

Love those quilts! Especially that 1930s Wedding Ring - wow. Never seen a turkey with a blue wattle before. Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Julie.