Are you ready for another blast from the past? Before sharing my throwback quilt today I'd like to invite you to share your own over at Krista Quilts. It's a brand new linky party and we're having fun sharing the quilts at the beginning of our quilting journeys.
My quilt this week isn't the one I wanted to share. It just happened to be the first older quilt picture I came across while searching my old picture files. Mom started this quilt when I was pregnant with my daughter back in 1987. Well like mother like daughter, it became a UFO for 20 plus years. This is what it looked like when she gave it to me to finish for my first grandchild. All I can say is UGGGGGLY! It needed a bit more character. At the time I had a full time job that left little time for quilting, so it was laid aside and forgotten.
A few years later while rummaging through the ever growing UFO pile I ran across the hand embroidered blocks that I had removed, washed and pressed. It was time for a shopping trip! I took the blocks with me to the LQS and found that the colors mom used in the hand embroidery matched very well with 30's reproductions.
Luckily I was able to find a muslin that matched perfectly with the fabric she had used over 20 years ago. The quilt pattern was a freebie called Hugs and Kisses. Moms embroidered blocks had to be squared up and enlarged using the muslin.
I didn't have a frame quilter at the time so I did some straight line stitching to secure the blocks for quilting with my embroidery machine.
Instead of giving this quilt to one of my grandchildren I gave it back to mom on her birthday in 2011. The label reads
by L.F. Mason
Pieced and quilted 2011
by L.A. Brummett
It's not very often that my grumpy ole momma gets teary eyed but this put a lump in the grumpy Gerties throat. Not the reaction that was expected...but better.
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It