Friday, June 10, 2011

My Grandmother's Garden

It is Friday again, and my favorite thing this week is the quilt I have on my bed.     It is a Grandmother's Flower Garden that was pieced by my grandmother and then quilted by my mother.    They are both gone, and have been for a number of years, but when I crawl under that quilt each night I feel close to them.  

It is entirely hand pieced and hand quilted.  It is king size, so it hangs to the floor on both sides of the bed, but I don't mind.    It is a treasure and one of my favorite things, along with my bedroom.    I have tried to make it a peaceful place.   I try very hard to keep it clean and keep the clutter out.    I want to feel good when I am there, sleeping or cuddling with my husband.    Making my bed each day is a habit that I will always struggle with, but having this beautiful quilt to go on my bed makes it easier.

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10 comments:

marth225 said...

I's beautiful but it wouldn't matter if it wasn't - the sentiment(?) is worth more

Just One More Thing said...

That is a beautiful quilt on its own --but with all that love and sentiment--priceless. You must feel like your grandmother and mother are giving you a big hug:)

a.anderson2009 said...

I knew and loved them both how lucky you are to have such a beautiful thing to remind you of them every time you walk into a room.

Marg said...

Your quilt is beautiful and how wonderful that both your grandmother and mother made it.

Hilachas said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I'm working on making my own Grandmother's Flower Garden right now.

Barb said...

I love this quilt, it is soooo amazing!!!

Shay said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous.

It must be lovely to sleep under something that two generations of your family had a hand in making. Truly an heirloom. No wonder you love it so much.

I love your philosophy about your bedroom being a peaceful place too.
I have one of those quilts that's unfinished laying round somewhere . It was made by someone in the 1930's..I really must do something about finishing it.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

What a gorgeous favourite! And how wonderful to be able to sleep knowing you're wrapped in love and hugged in stitches created by your grandmother and mother. I absolutely see why it's a favourite. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy FTF! ☺

Nanci said...

The only other grandmother's garden I had seen was totally done with joined colours, by putting the white in there, wow, what a great quilt. A fav for sure.

Kate said...

Beautiful treasures, both the quilt and a peaceful room.