Friday, August 15, 2008

Heirloom Quilt

About 3 years ago, my mother-in-law came across a quilt pattern online. Each of the 12 blocks had a house decorated to represent one of the months. She said she was going to make it for me and I was so excited! It took her 2 1/2 years! She moved a couple of times which held her up a little. A lot of the stitching is by hand and she came up with a lot of the details herself. Amazingly, this was the first quilt she'd ever done! She didn't start with an easy one, that's for sure!

Here's the finished work of art:

Isn't it amazing? I have to say, though, that the photo does not do it justice.

I have it hanging beside my TV cabinet, so I look at it all the time. It's one of those things that you can look at a hundred times and still see details you hadn't seen before. The July block even has our last name stitched onto the mailbox!

This will be an heirloom that I pass down to my children and will hopefully remain in our family for generations to come!

'Til next time...


Ante Family Agrarians said...

That quilt is beautiful. How even more special that your mother-in-law made it for you. What an heirloom to pass to down.
Peace, Kris

Anonymous said...

I agree with Kris, what a beautiful quilt. I have been saving material for such a thing for a long time. Just waiting for a chance to do something with it.

Honey said...

Lucky woman-what a fun quilt! I love the seasons! I am blessed to have a grandma who quilts and is prolific in it. I once sent her some fabric when I was expecting our first child. I thought she would send it to me in 2 or 3 months, but no she sent it in a couple weeks! Then I had two sets of twins in a row and she did quilts for all of them! Please enter me in the contest as I just got a new sewing machine.

barefoot quilter in the garden said...

That is a great quilt. What a treasure for your family to have.