today is the first day of park city girl's fall quilt festival! i can't wait to visit the sites and see everyone's quilts!
so here is my very favorite quilt. it was begun by my maternal great grandmother before she passed on. then my grandma, who we call nana, found the pieces and finished up the quilt. they both did it all by hand, which is so amazing to me. i love the riot of colors and the mismatchiness of the blocks - this is truly a scrap quilt! if anyone knows the name of the block, please do me a favor and leave me a comment?
i have to admit, when my mom first gave it to me, i was under-impressed. i didn't quilt then, and all i saw was a bunch of fabrics that didn't go together. now i totally appreciate the effort and time that went into it, and the frugality of using all their scraps for something useful.
and how the love has grown! it has become the quilt we all fight over! it's the perfect weight and size. the history makes it that much snugglier. my kid's call it nana's quilt! and i've repaired it in a few places where the seams popped. i know it mortifies my mom that we actually use it, and i will be very sad if it gets ruined. but my mom kept it folded up in a closet and that just isn't me. i plan to enjoy my inheritance while i'm here to do so!
the fabrics are fun for us to sit and look at. i have no idea how old they are, but here's one of my favorite blocks in the quilt.
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