Friday, September 12, 2014

Great Grandma and Me

I never met my Great Grandma Ida.  She passed away the year before I was born.  I have seen a lot of her handiwork and felt a connection to here.  That maybe some of my love of this art came from her.
I was thrilled when my grandma, her daughter gave me her quilt.  I loved the pattern so much.  I wanted to make my own.  If you've visited before you have heard this story.  I worked on this project now and then.  Mostly it sat in a bin patiently waiting.  Grandma would ask me about it when I would visit.  I'd always have to tell her I was still working on it.  Well her only living brother and sister passed away recently.  That was a wake up call for me.  I knew I had to finish it.  Thank you to everyone who gave their two cents as I decided borders.  
I put some of the piano keys that auditioned on the back.  Quilted it with a meandering vine.  And some day great grandma and I will sit and chat as we enjoy our love of quilting.

Linking up with Sarah to celebrate this finish.

8 comments:

  1. They look so beautiful together! Two worlds meeting as one.

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  2. Well, congratulations, it is lovely. Thank you for sharing the story behind it.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  3. Beautiful, Em! I love that story and never get tired of hearing it!

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  4. What a beautiful quilt! and lovely post.

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  5. Other than watching your progress, I have never seen this design. Very interesting one and you have done well making your own version. A wonderful story!

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  6. HI! Em! A beautiful story and beautiful quilts and they look so pretty together ,They are heirlooms to pass on in the family.

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  7. How wonderful!!! I love that you did a version of your great grandmothers quilt! It's such a fun pattern with all the hearts.

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