Imagine making and sewing lots of these, by hand, with feather stitch onto a big piece of material to make
a bed spread, this big.Lots of patience required I think.
My husbands Nan made this quite a few years ago using some of the material out of his mum's and aunties old dresses.Nan's not with us anymore but lived until she was 94. She was an amazing lady who was very active right up until she died.She had an excellent memory, alot better than mine is now.She was also a great knitter.There are a lot of original, pretty vintage fabrics in this quilt. This is, like alot of the quilts we make, a family heirloom.Here are a couple more heirlooms,this jug was my great, great grandmothers
and this christening gown is over 100 years old, it was worn by my husbands Nan (the one who made the bedspread above) and was made by hubbies great, great grandmother.Lots of very fine lace and hand stitching in this.All the pintucking is hand sewn.
I would be interested (and I'm sure others would be) in seeing other peoples family heirlooms,even things like the scone cutter chookyblue uses, or just any old stuff,so if you are interested ,leave a comment that you have put a photo on your blog and I'll come visit.
Finally, if you look on the sidebar I have added a couple of new things to look at including some new photos in the existing and new albums.Hope you enjoy them.
Have a great week. JO