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.
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.