Monday, May 25, 2020

A treasure!

 This quilt came to light, one that I never knew existed!  My sister had it...it was made by my mom, and has her signature yarn ties.  It is a "Glorified Nine Patch."  My sister wants me to restore it, and so her son can have it.
My mom (Jeff's Gram) always embroidered her quilts with the name of the recipient and her signature...Gram.  She was quite ill when she made this, as evidenced by the signature....her normal embroidery was perfection, and this was the best she could do.

A treasure!!!  Now...the batting is actually an old army blanket.  Would you leave that in there?  What would you do?  Only a few seams need repair....would you quilt it or leave the ties?




Julie

23 comments:

Terry said...

What a treasure! I would fix the seams and then leave the rest as it was made.

Quilting Babcia said...

That is such a wonderful treasure. I would keep it as original as possible, giving your nephew some instructions on how best to clean it. It's beautiful as is.

Binsa said...

I too would repair the seams and leave the quilt original

Robin said...

There is a lot of work in this quilt. Would your nephew appreciate something quilted or would he think the ties were fine? I agree with Binsa above.

ebwhite said...

I would fix the seams, leave the ties, then add quilting along the sides of the white "melon" pieces to give it a bit more stability when it is used.

JoAnne said...

I agree with ebwhite - fix it and add a little quilting to stabilize.

Randy D. said...

What a treasure! I love the way your mom signed the quilt.
So memorable.
I don't know what I'd do... maybe just fix the seams?
I'm also curious to ask you about your header photo. Do you know how to change it or resize it?
I'm trying to play with my picture... just wondering...
hope you had some time off this weekend.
xxx

Janet O. said...

Oh, that is a treasure, Julie. So precious. My inclination would be to keep it as original as possible, but I guess it would help to know what your sister wants--or her son.

---"Love" said...

That is a priceless and incredible treasure! Fix seams as necessary, leave the ties, and maybe, just maybe quilt around the melons for more stability for the years to come. Your nephew will treasure it no doubt, especially with his granny's embroidered signature! ---"Love"

---"Love" said...

One more thing --- be sure that beautiful and intricate curved binding is secure for years to come! ---"Love"

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

That is a treasure. Just make the repairs, and leave everything else the way your mom made it.

KaHolly said...

Truly a treasure! I’d leave the blanket. I tried that block back in the day and made four beautiful placemats. Often thought I’d revisit it. So delightful to see it again, especially as a wonderful memory!

Lori said...

What a precious quilt! I'd fix the seams and leave the rest.

Loris said...

Truly a quilt to be cherished! I agree with the idea to just fix the seams. What a sweet find!

audrey said...

Oh how sweet! Love that you get to be part of refurbishing this one. Not sure if I would leave the army blanket in the quilt or not. Do you think that the very flat surface and weight of it is rubbing holes in the quilt where it is tied?

Quilter Kathy said...

That's a hard question! What a family treasure! I would want to make it last as long as possible.
It is a true testament to how your Mom made things back then ... army blanket filling and ties to hold it together!
It's beautiful! The love of scrappy quilts must be in your blood!

Jennie in GA said...

What a treasure. Leave it as close to original as possible.

Quiltingwiththefarmerswife said...

This is a treasure. I made this design and those arcs are tricky to piece. If this quilt will only be displayed, I would leave the army blanket as batting and leave the yarn ties. If it will be used, I would remove the army blanket, possibly leave the orange ties, and hand quilt it. It will wear much longer and you would be part of the history by hand quilting your moms quilt. Patty McDonald

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Oh what a wonderful find! So happy it was found by someone who will cherish it!

Betty the quilter said...

That is most definitely a treasure. I would leave the army blanket in there & ask Jeff if he wants it quilted or left as is. What a wonderful memory for all of you.

Karen said...

What did you decide about the army blanket? I would leave it.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh what a treasure and an amazing thing to have!

swooze said...

If it is to be used I’d be tempted to add quilting for stability