Did I mention that Cindy’s still on vacation? She wrote most of this before she left….
Sandy and I previously posted about working on three vintage quilts for a family friend. We are happy to report the happy ending of two of these threee projects.
Bea was so touched by this finished quilt because it was made from her father’s flannel shirts.
Sandy and I found a soft, bright red flannel for the backing and then we chose a solid blue flannel for the binding.
Soft swirls were perfect for the quilting. Sandy and I agree that this is one of the best quilts we’ve ever made. Not only is it soft and beautiful, but it holds so many memories of Bea’s father.
When we were little, dad and mom used to load us up in the family car and take us for Sunday drives after the milking chores were done. A stop at Bea’s father’s and mother’s house was frequently on the itinerary. They had a house full of antiques, including old coin banks that her father liked to show us. I think he instilled his love for antiques in me. Sandy.
We also gave Bea the Vintage Triangle quilt that she had pieced with her mother and grandmother, both of whom have passed away. I cut the edges so they were straight and sent it off to my quilter, Ms. SJ, for an all over meander quilting pattern. We backed this quilt with Fog by Robert Kaufman Fabrics and then we made the binding from a solid navy fabric.
Bea cried when she received these completed quilts. She said her grandmother said, “Why are you even bothering with these quilt pieces? We all know that you will never get the quilt finished.”
Bea’s grandmother was a sweet lady, but she let her inner pessimist dribble out with that remark. All these years later, Bea was still feeling the sting of those words. We were happy to help prove Grandma Mac wrong.
We’re still working on one more family treasure for Bea, stay tuned for the final episode of Vintage Treasures!