Sunday, August 9, 2009

The one that started it all . . .

This gorgeous quilt has been in my family for years. I fell in love with it many, many years ago. In fact, it's one of the few things that I took with me when I moved out of my parent's house. And it is an absolute mystery. No one knows where it came from or how we even came to own it. All I know is that someone lovingly put hours upon hours of work into this creation.

It's beautiful. I adore the mix-matched colors, the designs and the hand stitched pattern. It's more than inspiring. It has been well loved and will continue to be until it is no longer usable.

This is one of the biggest reasons I started to quilt. I hope that I can recreate something like this someday (using a sewing machine, though). In the meantime, I'll start off small and work my way to bigger things.

1 comment:

Caitlin said...

Have you asked FayMom? I know MeMaw (sp)Fuller and Granny Castle use to quilt. They made some beautiful ones I do believe.