I believe that quilts are one of those things in life that can bring families together. I think they can connect us to generations past and generations future. I sure hope that quilts I make now will be special to my kids and their kids and so on.
I've spent the last several days machine quilting this beautiful antique quilt. This quilt was pieced by my great-grandma, who's birthday I was born on. She pieced quilts for each of her grand-kids for wedding gifts. I feel that I have become so much more connected with my family because of quilts and quilting.
When she died 20+ years ago several of her grandchildren were not yet married, a few were still small children. But, she had quilt tops made for each of them.
This quilt is for her last grandchild, he will be married this summer.
I feel so honored that my great-aunt brought me this quilt and had me machine quilt it for her, for her son's wedding gift. So special.
I don't get too personal on here but, I can tell you that I do feel that at times when I was machine quilting this quilt my great-grandma was here with me, it was very cool.
I shared a little clip of this quilt over on facebook and instagram and a few of you had questions about it. I will answer as many as I can.
**The quilt pattern, I'm not sure a name for this pattern, if you know the name I'd love to hear.
**The quilt was pieced by machine by Ella Clark Muhlestein, my great-grandma, over 20 years ago.
**I machine quilted the quilt, I did machine quilt continuous line quilting, Kathryn, the quilt owner wanted it to look as "antique" as possible so I quilted in a design that would best represent grandma's hand quilting.