Post Card Memory Quilt


We are visiting our daughter for Thanksgiving, and I’m seeing things in her home that I made for her long ago. This was a memory quilt made in the late 90’s for her bedroom. I used my left-over fabrics from her toddler dresses. The template was a post card, thus the name. Back then I was able to hand stitch so I quilted an “X” in each rectangle by hand. It took a long time to complete, but it was worth doing since traditional hand quilting is still my favorite. I never thought it would happen when I made it but now I’m getting to sleep under it!

10 comments:

  1. AWESOME!! Traditional hand quilting is my favorite, too - and it's pretty special that you get to sleep under it - lucky you!! - ;))

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  2. You did a fabulous job with this, Barbara. My Grandmother hand quilted everything, too, so you can truly be proud of yourself. It's wonderful you get to sleep under this beauty, too.

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  3. That is a great quilt. It is pretty AND full of memories for both of you.
    I love seeing things I made in other people's homes.

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  4. This is so pretty. I love it that you have memories of the fabric. Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

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  5. Pretty and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  6. what a fun memory....she will always cherish that quilt.

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  7. I think it is great your daughter still has these items out. That quilt is amazing. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and visit to Mass. And I hope you didn't get any snow either. Hugs-Erika

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  8. sorry I missed this post-beautiful quilt and how special to be able to sleep under it-hugs

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  9. What a treasure. It is so pretty.

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  10. My wife is a quilter, and I am fully aware of the love, time, skill and effort that goes into creating the finished product, so I think I can understand your joy at seeing it still in use so many years later. To sleep under it was an extra bonus!

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