9.17.2010

made by mabel



My grandma Mabel made quilts for all her children and for all of her grandchildren.  She had eleven children, so that adds up to a lot of quilts.  I remember picking out my quilt as a young girl.  It was black with geometric shapes.  Unfortunately, it was destroyed when my parents' house burned down in 1991.  My parents gave me this quilt in 2005.  I love it.  Not only do I love that I have something handmade by my grandma, I love the (now vintage) fabrics she used.  I wish I knew what year she made this quilt.  I also wish I had been of an age that I was interested in learning this art from her, as well as tatting, which she also did beautifully.  Here's to the skills of our grandmas!

2 comments:

  1. Your cousin Carol is the only "tatter" among the grandchildren. I wish I had learned that art also. Grandma did make beautiful quilts and they were all by hand. Glad you enjoy this one so very much...Love, Mom

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