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Topic: my papaw's quilts - in wood grain!  (Read 2477 times)
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« on: December 19, 2007 08:07:45 PM »

Since May, I've been meaning to post some of the quilts my papaw made.  He always made the tops, and my mamaw hand quilted them.  When I was really little, my papaw was working on a certain green quilt that I really liked for some reason (I think it was the wood grain fabric)  I'd never asked my papaw to make me a quilt, but I asked him to make me a blue quilt that was just like the green one.  He said he would.

To make a really long story short, the tops were lost for quite some time... and I never got my blue quilt.  I thought someone else had gotten it.  I finally got the nerve up to ask my mamaw about it, and she let me look in her closet to see if they were there with some others.  I was sooo happy when I found it, and my mamaw even let me have the green one too.  We took them to a lady who machine quilted it.  So now, much more than 10 years later, I have my blue quilt. Smiley

Enough of my rambling!  Here are the pictures.

The green quilt that initially made me want one.

and a close up...

annnd my blue quilt! Smiley

« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007 08:22:24 PM »

Those are so beautiful. And the round egding on the green one- wow. That took a lot of patience and love!
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007 08:29:22 PM »

Both quilts are VERY cool.  How wonderful to have a new heirloom in the family.  I have an afghan quilt made by a family member that is no longer with us. She was like a mother to me and I think of her often, especially when I bring out my pink afghan.
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007 08:35:48 PM »

Beautiful!  The colors and the detail!  Such special heirlooms from your papaw!
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007 08:40:14 PM »

I was very surprised that the lady who quilted them left the round edges like that, and even put the edging on by hand.  She was a very sweet lady, and bragged about how a -man- had made those quilts! lol

And I know what you all mean by how special it is to have them as heirlooms.  I know I could never forget my papaw, I think I was blessed to have such a wonderful man in my life... but it's extra special to be able to see those quilts everyday and remember him. Smiley

Thanks for all the kind comments!
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007 10:16:20 PM »

They're beautiful!!! I love the colors, and the edges are so pretty rounded out like that. Your grandparents did such a great job with these two quilts!
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2007 10:59:33 PM »

Wow, I looooove the first one! Gorgeous!

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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2007 06:19:37 AM »

Awesome!  I loooove them both!

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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2007 06:55:26 AM »

How wonderful that you finally got up the courage to ask about it.  I agree the green one is dazzling..
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2007 09:13:12 AM »

That first green one reminds me of an Orange Peel or a Wedding Ring block....(can't remember the names?) I've been wanting to make one like that for so long, and that photo is definitely inspiring me!

The colors are just beautiful  Cheesy

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