More of Flora's quilts
Since I'm thinking about Flora this week I thought I'd share some of her other quilts that I've finished for her.
Like most quilters, when she died she left behind several UFO projects. Some were sets of blocks (Mom still has a set of Double Wedding Ring blocks from her) and some were unfinished tops. Mom had a Trip Around the World hand quilted and I quilted these 3 tops. I used a Baptist Fan on this Maple Leaf quilt. I really like this quilt a lot. I don't remember who got it but I think it went to one of my Mom's cousins.
This is the Dutchman's Breeches block and maybe the 2 that are now on my quilt were rejects from this quilt. She had put sashing between the blocks but I wanted sashing around the edges too. I easily found a yellow to match but had more trouble finding vintage blue. I think the bright blue was leftover fabric in her stash and I found the dark blue to finish it off.
I did some custom quilting on this one because it was the nicest of the three and I wanted to gift it to my Aunt. She took it but wasn't really happy.
She wanted this quilt instead because many of the fabrics in this quilt were from her clothing. Of course we traded quilts and the Dutchman's Breeches went to one of their cousins.
If you think that Mom and I have now finished off all of Flora's UFOs, you would be mistaken. I have 8 of these stars. I don't know that I'll ever do anything with them. They aren't flat and they are too big to use in one quilt.
She also left a few of these blocks and I know I'll never do anything with them. They are way too wonky.
But I was intrigued enough bu the block to draft it up in EQ a long time ago. I've since lost the file.
I even made a few sample blocks. Maybe I'll revisit these some day but for mow I need to get that marble quilt done!
5/24/2019 06:57:42 pm
5/24/2019 09:58:49 pm
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Becky in VA
5/24/2019 10:08:22 pm
I love how you and your Mom have saved Flora's quilts!
5/25/2019 12:35:44 am
maybe you can give yourself permission to dispose or put some of the hopeless pieces into dog begs? You have salvaged alot.
5/26/2019 09:36:38 am
Flora's quilts are so exuberant. What's with the verifying "I'm not a robot" every time in the comments? The pictures are so terrible I usually fail at least once in the 'verifying process'.
5/28/2019 07:51:37 am
Flora must have had a lot of that green sashing fabric that is in the first and third quilt! It does make a fun sashing. After my Mom died I ended up with her UFO's and would make a quilt every year for the family Christmas raffle to carry on the tradition my Mom had started. I eventually got most of the tops and blocks made up into quilts. I think I have part of a wall hanging left somewhere. You did a great job preserving Flora's work!
5/29/2019 10:34:30 pm
Seeing these remind me so much of both my grandmothers and the scrappy quilts they made. Wish I'd been lucky enough to inherit more than the one quilt I did get. All my paternal grandmothers quilts were lost in a house fire and I don't know what happened to the ones from my maternal side.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.