When you say Swoon, in the quilting world, anyway, you’ll be overrun with thoughts of all the beautiful swoon-along quilt blocks that everyone is making. They are everywhere and so pretty with all the modern, well planned color schemes. Perfectly machine quilted… Perfect in many ways. I kept looking at and drooling over them and thinking how familiar they all are. I need to make one, I have the perfect place. So old-fashioned with repeated blocks. It’s been a long time since I made a quilt of blocks. My early quilts were all block quilts. That’s all I knew at the time. That’s what the books had, that’s what Grandma made. And her grandma, I’m sure.
So pretty, I kept thinking, but haven’t I done one?
It is a new pattern and while I know I have memory issues surely my memory is not *that* short?!! It must have been in a past life…..
So while digging through photos I came across it. I did make it. In the year 2000.
It’s a completed scrappy queen size quilt with a mauvy pink theme to it. Some of that fabric I am still trying to use up!
I believe this was the first year myself and 5 siblings decided that our Christmas gifts would be handmade. Sister Kim set up an Excel spreadsheet that had everyone’s name and the next 6 years on it. We could plan ahead. I drew my Kim that first year, hmm…., and this is what she got. Hand quilted and made from my stash fabric.
Well, this is what started the tradition that continues with just a couple of us. I vote for store-bought, starting here and now! (Wait. Who has me this year??!!)
Does anyone know the real name to this old fashioned quilt???
Obviously I wasn’t into photographing quilts at the time….. Can we get a re-do???
And all these years later, she and her husband still sleep under. Even if it is mauve…