Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Quilt Is Not Just a Quilt


When Grandmother Hubbard gave me the first quilt she ever made, I learned every handmade quilt has a story.

This weekend my mother-in-law, Frances Layton, gave us the quilt she made when she was pregnant with my husband.

She told us the pattern is Rose of Sharon. The most sewing I do is to replace a loose button back on a garment, and I'm in awe of women who sew and quilt. The attention to detail on every petal and stitch is amazing.



I won't tell you how old this quilt is, but it has stood the test of time. It is beautiful and a true work of art. Every time I look at it, I will think of the love Mrs. Layton put into a quilt for her child who had not even been born yet.

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  1. The sewing machine and I never became friends. As for hand sewing, puh-lease. And yet I've done a lot of cross-stitch, needlepoint, and embroidery. That says something about me, but I'm not sure what.

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    1. Terri, it says you're talented! Have a great day!

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  2. Really enjoyed your post, Jackie, especially the lovely pictures! I've always loved a handstitched quilt, and have made a few in the past, but nothing so elaborate or beautiful as this one. Mrs. Layton is a talented lady!

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    1. Wow, Misty! I'm impressed you've made quilts. You never cease to amaze me.

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  3. I can't sew a button on, but I have quilts sewn by family members. I really enjoy them!

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    1. I enjoy mine too. Not only are they nice to look at but it feels so good to wrap one around you on a cold night.

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