My Mom has always been able to do amazing things with needle and thread and this is no exception. Mom calls it a Bowtie quilt and I think it looks fantastic. I still have several more of her quilts to put on here besides the quilts I’ve already added. I can’t wait for everyone to see them.
I hadn’t put up one of Mom’s quilts in a while so I thought I should correct that. I like this quilt for the pattern and the name of the pattern. It is called a Drunkard’s Path and it’s one of those that makes me wonder, who decided Drunkard’s Path would be a good name for this pattern? I can definitely see it but I’m not sure that would have been my first choice. Anyways, enjoy the beauty.
My Mom gave this quilt to me and my wife as a wedding present. She calls it a Heart Fan but I can’t confirm that as the name of the pattern. It is very beautiful and it has been on display quite often in our living room. The advantage to being the only child of a quilter is that I get access to many quilts and I can display them for as long and as often as I like. She quilted this in 1994.
This quilt is pieced together using blocks that were signed by both my Mom’s and my Dad’s families. It’s beautiful and a great way to include family. It’s handy that my
Dad’s family has reunions so they were a little easier to track down. It was so much fun to sit and study the different blocks and be reminded of those who have since passed away.
This Cathedral Window is actually Mom’s second one. She had quilted one several years before and sold it to a neighbor. She had so much seller’s remorse that she had to make another one for her to keep. This has always been one of my favorite quilts.
I was 8-years-old when she made the first one and I was taking piano lessons. Mom would sit in the car while I was with my piano teacher and piece the quilt together. One night, we were on our way to a lesson when I noticed that she had forgotten her quilt pieces. She said I became very upset and was concerned that she didn’t have her “stained glass quilt.” I guess I at least had the concept down.
This is the first quilt my Mom ever put together. It’s called an 8-Pointed Star. When I was taking pictures of Mom’s quilts, she would lay one out on the bed and I would snap a photo. By the time she got to number 22 or 23, she was amazed at how many quilts she had done. There are at least 3 or 4 others that she has either sold or given away. It was fun to be able to see all of the quilts laid out and I will be sharing more as I get a chance.
My Mom gave me a little history on this quilt. The quilt was pieced together by one of my Aunts who based it on a quilt made by her Mother. My Aunt thought that all of her surviving siblings should have their own quilt and she asked my Dad (her brother) to pick what colors he wanted in his quilt. Apparently these were the colors he chose. My Aunt asked my Mom to quilt this after it was pieced together.
The pattern is a Cactus Basket and my Mom finished this in 2000.
This is another one of my Mom’s quilts. It’s called a Brick Wall and it is one of her “everyday” kind of quilts, as in she uses it everyday on a bed. I love all the color she uses and I love the uniformity of the pattern.
This is a picture of my mother working on a quilt. The photo is from the 80’s but it’s in black-and-white because my dad really liked that for taking pictures. I don’t know the name of the quilt pattern so I can’t provide a link for it. She would set the quilt rack up in the kitchen because that’s where the windows were that provided the best evening light.
My mother (75-years-old) loves to quilt. This is a picture of a Double Wedding Ring she hand-quilted several years ago. As time goes on she doesn’t quilt as much but the quality is still amazing. I’m still working up the nerve to try my own hand at quilting.