Friday, April 17

a grandma's butterflies

My love for quilting began as a child when I'd sit under a quilt frame playing while above me were my grandma and mom who would be busy chatting and hand stitching on a quilt.

Found in my cedar chest is a favorite treasured quilt of mine that my grandma had made many years ago. It is a handmade collection of thirty-five blocks of butterflies....

It's fun to look up close at many of the blocks as now many of those fabrics would be considered vintage! And it's fun to look at brightly colored butterflies as spring is arriving! :-)











I hope you enjoyed this peek at my favorite quilt!

Blessings,

Tammy ~@~

36 comments:

Mrs. E. said...

Wow! So beautiful quilted and all by hand. What a treasure!

rachel griffith said...

oh this is beautiful!!!

A. said...

Wow! That's beautiful!

Allison

Serena said...

This is a great quilt....wonderful!

keri said...

dibs!!.... ;) lol!

mom said...

You know, I wish I were going to be around someday to see the look on the faces of your sisters(and sisters-in-law) when you tell them all the cool stuff you have called *DIBS* on through the years! LOLOL!

Love you!

Zonnah said...

I LOVE this quilt!

em's scrapbag said...

What a fun quilt. Love the fabrics!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a treasure. Love the vintage fabrics. I know you must enjoy having this family heirloom.

Tina said...

What a beautiful quilt!! I just love the vintage fabric!!

Stephanie D. said...

Some of those fabrics look like feedsack materials--were they? I think I see one of my mother's aprons in there!

Beautiful quilt!

Natasha said...

Those butterflies are gorgeous!

Kerri said...

oh, i love the butterflies!! such a lovely quilt!!

Amy said...

Such a fitting spring quilt. I love all those fabrics too.

Cindy's Stitching said...

I love the butterflies.

stitchinpenny said...

I am planning on putting appliques on an upcoming quilt and your grandmother's quilt inspires me. It is so fun.

Melody said...

What a lovely heirloom.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

What a treasure! I love all those fabrics in the butterflies - just beautiful! Thank you for sharing :)

Quilt Rat said...

what a terrific quilt! so whimsical for it's time

Micki said...

This quilt is a treasure to have and I am amazed at how much work you put into it!
Micki

quiltmom said...

Tammy,
There is something very fun about those butterfly quilts. I have a small one that was done on some fortrel fabric- the butterflies are not but the background will never will fall apart.
I love all your beautiful 30's fabrics- it is a real treasure. Thanks for sharing..
Regards,
Anna

theArthurClan said...

Oh my goodness Tammy...that is gorgeous! What a treasured item that must be to you!

Heasleye said...

Those butterflies are perfectly delightful and the fabrics are wonderfully charming! What a lovely treasure!

Granny Lyn said...

Oh, this one makes my heart sing!! I love the fabrics, and the hand quilting!!! you are a lucky girl!!

Coloradolady said...

Gosh, this is another of my favorites so far. I love the butterflies. Very pretty and what wonderful fabrics used. Thanks for showing the details. Love this one!

Heather said...

Your quilt certainly is a treasure.

edeenut said...

how nice to see your quilt.I'm impressed with the hand stitching!

Cathy said...

A beautiful quilt and an heirloom to treasure!

Cathy ♥

Ariane said...

What a beautiful quilt. Such a treasure to have an heirloom like that. You are very lucky!!! Gorgeous!!!

Janet Hartje said...

Wonderful quilt! Thanks for showing all the close-ups of the butterflies.

Miri said...

Wonderful butterfly quilt...thank you for sharing this lovely family heirloom!

angela said...

I love it. Those little bits of wonderful fabrics are the best.

Karen Snyder said...

Butterfly quilts are my favorite--and there are so many shapes of butterflies. It's always interesting to see another one. I also love to look at the needlework embellishments on them. I love the little x's on these. Oh, and I have a vintage piece of the red fabric in the last butterfly!

connie said...

This is just lovely. I am a real fan of vintage quilts and their fabrics. This is a treasure.

Natalie said...

Beautiful! Family treasures mean the most to me too! Thanks for sharing it with us! I also really enjoyed your moms comment! :) Sounds like my family! Made me laugh! Have a great day!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a treasure you have - so blessed that is in such awesome condition too.

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