Monday, April 8, 2013

The Colonial Ladies

Goodbye lovely Colonial Ladies, safe journey..This quilt is on it's way to California as of this afternoon. My cousin started embroidering the blocks in 1985 to make a quilt for her granddaughter. In about 2001, I went to Phoenix to visit her and she showed me the blocks then. We went to a quilt store, picked out the sashing and border fabric and I set it together for her while I was there visiting. I finally convinced her to send me the quilt last November and I would take it to a machine quilter and get it done for her. I got it back from the quilter in January and I have finally gotten it bound, labeled and petted many times and shown it to lots of my quilting buddies. Today was the day that I got it boxed and sent it on it's way back to her. She lives in California now. It was hard to say Good-bye but I'm so anxious for her to get to see it and enjoy it for a little bit before she sends it to Florida to the lucky granddaughter to love and cherish for a long time, I hope. I have made a slideshow of the blocks, binding and label for you to look at. I hope you enjoy seeing The Ladies as much as I have enjoyed seeing them in a finished quilt. Sew until next time, I hope you have a Stitches kind of day too..........

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Dang it!! I just noticed that I misspelled "Colonial" on the title of the slide show..It's going to bug me but I don't know if I can correct it or not, maybe I'll try, grrrrrrrrrr!! Grandma always said Haste Makes Waste or whatever!!! And I have linked up with Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday, stop by and check it out..


  1. Fabulous! Loved the slideshow and the beautiful stitching! What a treasure - and what a cool label. Granddaughter will be sure to think it was worth the wait!

  2. I love the way it was quilted! What a treasure you help to create with your cousin. Hope your cousin's granddaughter loves it.

  3. loved the slideshow...what a great way to show off the quilt!