Monday, June 27, 2011

Make Do and Mend Mondays

 Today, I wanted to share a Make Do and Mend from generations ago.  I was at my mother's house yesterday and saw this quilt.  Quilts were used for warmth and comfort.  It was often made from flour sacks, or scraps, or what the quilter had on hand.  I had wanted something colorful and summery on my bed so this fit that requirement.

This was a quilt that was on my bed when I was a little girl.  Since I was feeling down and out, I decided to bring the quilt home and wrap up in it just to have a connection to my mother.  For those of you who don't know, my mother died 3 years ago and her birthday is coming up July 6th.  Needless to say, she has been on my mind lately.  Anyway, back to the quilt.  I have a queen size bed and this quilt just covers the top of the bed.  It looks as though Mama made these blocks and pieced them with equal size blocks.  What I love about this quilt is that it is not all matchy-matchy.  She used what she had and even piece the "solid" blocks using what she had on hand. 

Maybe my friend, Heidi, can tell us the name of this quilt block.  It escapes me right now.  I do know this quilt was most likely made in the late 1930s or the early 1940s. 



  1. Isn't it sweet to be able to wrap up in your childhood? Barb and I were just talking this morning about heirlooms and passing on the stories and heritage to our children. This is a perfect example!

  2. I love these quilts Susan. And I'm so glad you have these memories to hold close to you!

    Linda in VA

  3. That is so special that you still have the quilt from your childhood! Enjoy it and the memories that are wrapped up in it.

    It is a block called Wild Goose Chase. Look at this link:

    Hugs from Holland ~

  4. Hi Susan,
    Your quilt is very special. How wonderful that you have something created by your mother to hold onto when you miss her. I have a quilt that my grandmother made. I don't have it on a bed right now, but I've been thinking about pulling it out and using it this summer. I am in the midst of collecting outdoor fabrics to make a quilt for the porch. One that I can hand on the back of a rocking chair and I can leave it out in the weather without it fading. Guess I'm going to have to get a sewing machine soon.

  5. That is absolutely beautiful! Patchwork is my favorite.

  6. Oh Susan, that quilt is absolutely fabulous. How wonderful to have something so special from your childhood that your mother made. I just love it. Susan, thank you so much for visiting my blog and your sweet comments after me being MIA for so long. You are so sweet. I also wanted to tell you that July 6th is also my oldest daughter, Jaimes birthday too. I have to post something about it soon. xoxooxox


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