My Uncle’s Quilt

April 4th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “My Uncle’s Quilt”

Several months ago my uncle sent me a quilt top he found in his attic. His wife, my mom’s sister, passed away about two years ago. My aunt made this Grandmother’s Garden quilt top approximately 40 years ago. I asked my uncle when he wanted it completed and he said “just before I die.” Well, fortunately he is in excellent health and I have not been in any rush to finish it. I have it on my Gammill Statler Stitcher but on the extra bar so I can pull it up whenever I have time to work on it. I confess that I’ve only done two rows of the pattern so far BUT I’m content to have it be a work in progress. Here are some pictures of it and I’ll post about it as I continue working.

UPDATE: March 2017.  I finally finished the quilt! I worked on it a little here and a little there and am so HAPPY to say it’s done! It was a work of love – my aunt was very dear to me, she was full of life, vim and vigor (to put it mildly!) – I hope she would be pleased with it. I ended up not binding the quilt but rather faced it, trying my best to preserve the hexagon detail on the edge. Here are some pictures of the finished product.

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