Wednesday, January 9, 2013

My Grandma's WIP

Here are two WIPS that I someday would like to finish once I learn how to longarm quilt.  My grandma did them.  She passed away about 38 years ago, so I know they are at least 40 years old.  I found them while finally going through some things from my mom's house.  My siblings threw these in a bag for me because they didn't want them and just put them on my pile of things to take home.  What a pleasant surprise to find these last week.  I knew one of them was in there... I didn't know about the other one.  I also know there is at least one more burried in one of the boxes.  Some day I will deal with that box.  Not today.  But I'd like to show you these beauties that my grandma did:

The above quilt is called Cameo Rose.  It was a kit by Bucilla Jiffy Cross-Stitch Quilt No. 2889.  Hmmm, wonder what was so "Jiffy" about it?  The blue marking on it? 
The finish quilt should measure 81 x 108 (double-sized quilt with a drop).
This next quilt I do not have any information on it.  Someday I will research it.  I think it would be by the same company.  I also have some of the catalogs from which my grandma ordered things.  I'll look through those.  She usually did everything by hand (quilting and all) except for sewing the seams together which she did with her old Singer treadle sewing machine.  She entered quilts and crocheted items in the Ohio State Fair every year--and usually won!



Cath said...

what an amazing treasure to inherit.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Chris said...

How lucky you are. Amazing work and a cherished treasure to find.

Tanyia said...

oh my word... that is absolutely beautiful and so very special! I am stopping from the WIP hop, I would love to have you drop by my post:

Heidi Grohs said...

OOOOH MY! That would probably give me some incentive to quilt or pure mortification!

The Thompsons said...

Wow - those are amazing and what an incredible heirloom!

Michele said...

Just stunning. Those are true treasures to have.