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Friday, February 29, 2008

Show & Tell Friday- My Grandma's Quilt

Today, for Kelli's Show & Tell Friday, I would like to share something very special to me.


This is my favorite quilt in the world. My grandma made it for me when I was very small and I have fond memories of picnicing with it in our backyard as well as making forts with it in our family room. Believe me when I say this quilt has been well used over the years!!!

My grandma made Sunbonnet Sue quilts for all her granddaughters and Sunbonnet Sam (often known better as Overall Andy) quilts for all her grandsons. I'm sure this must have taken her quite a while, but she did it because she loved her grandchildren so.

My grandma was a Christian, and when she died in 1993, she went to Heaven to be with the Lord. Even though my quilt is wearing thin and doesn't warm nearly as well as it used to, when I wrap up in it and I see the stitches she lovingly made, I can't help but think, "I wonder if Grandma ever knew that her great granddaughter would be wrapped up in this quilt one day, too? I wonder if she knew it would cover her granddaughter's bed when she was grown and married? I wonder if she knew how much I would miss her?"

What a great legacy she left. I am blessed to have this beautiful quilt and blessed to have such fond memories of my dear grandma.

29 comments:

Constance said...

With tears in my eyes, I write this. It reminds me of my own beloved Grandma who went to be with Jesus in 2000! Don't you just shudder at the thought of it now, lying on the ground getting dirty or having something spilt on it during a pic-nci? What an absolute treasure!

I got bounced today, somehow I didn't quite fit into the guidelines. That's okay, my post stands as is.
Connie

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Oh, it's so beautiful! I also have a Sunbonnet Sue baby quilt, made by my great-grandmother. I guess I should get it out one of these days!

nannykim said...

Nice quilt and such a nice story to go with it.

LW said...

what a lovely story and sweet quilt..

It's wonderful to have something that was made with love ...

Louise

Hootin' Anni said...

What a wonderful heirloom

My SnT is posted. If you haven't dropped by, I sure hope you can!! Happy Friday.

Betty said...

What a nice tribute to your grandmother and what a nice quilt to warm you with memories of her.

Thank you for visiting me and leaving a comment. I hope you will visit again.

Mrs. Pear said...

What a fabulous keepsake!

I don't have memories like this from my grandma, but we are making them now for our daughter and little one on the way!

Quilting is a big deal in my husband's family, and my MIL has taught me!

cherished*vintage said...

What a legacy. These special gifts made with love are the best! Thanks so much for sharing!
-Karoline

jennifer said...

Oh but that is PRETTY! Glad you have fond memories...Jen

Rebecca said...

I just love your quilt!!! How special that you still have it and it is in such great condition. If I had one from my grandmother, it would be my favorite too!!!!!

Char said...

Very cute and what a treasure to have.

Melissa said...

I know you had a wonderful grandmother by the way you talk about her. It is wonderful to have something like this made for us by our loved ones.

Thank you for sharing.

Melissa :D

Melissa Ward said...

Just dropped by to see what was up and saw this post. I have tears in my eyes thinking about it. My grandmother made me the very same quilt! My grandmother went to be with the Lord on Jan. 6, 2006. My grandfather followed her almost 2 months later on Feb. 27, 2006. I miss them dearly, but I have many many fond memories of the times we spent together. I know I will see them again someday. I wear their wedding rings daily as a reminder of the great love they shared for over 50 years.

Melissa

Jodi said...

What a precious quilt and such a lovely testimony of your grandmother's life and Christian witness.

SweetAnnee said...

What beautiful quilts she made to be
treasured for years..thanks for sharing..
deena

chicknboy said...

oh my goodness! my grandma made my sister and I the same quilt-just in different colors! :)

thanks for visiting my blog! I've been a fan of yours for over a year now! :)

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

that's beautiful...how special you still have it. What a legacy...thanks for sharing about your dear Grandmother.

Barbara H. said...

It is so cute, and what a wonderful legacy!

amyjo said...

I had a quilt (made by my MawMaw!) with that girl on it! We didn't call her Sunbonnet Sue, though. We said she was Holly Hobby, lol. How funny!!

Tori said...

Oh I love the quilt, how special to have something so dear from your grandma and so many memories!!

Cyndi Lewis said...

Mrs. U.
How beautiful! Sun Bonnet Sues are my favorite quilts. What a precious gift and heritage your grandmother left for you. I hope you'll be able to pass it along to Elizabeth when the time is right.

PamperingBeki said...

Oh that's so precious!! What a wonderful memory she left behind.

Christina said...

How cool is that?!

Jewelgirl said...

So cute and what a lovely gift
to you. I can tell you love it
a lot! A wonderful family treasure!

Mrs.T said...

This is so lovely! What a wonderful treasure to remember your grandma by. This is why I feel moved to make things for my own grandchildren...

Thanks for sharing!

God bless,
Mrs.T

Betty said...

What a beautiful heirloom keepsake....

Thank you for visiting with me and the Potter family and yes we are so excited about Marion and John's visit....Betty

Karla said...

I love quilts! I have one that my grandmother made me for graduation... and one from each of my great-grandmothers on my mother's side. Treasures of the heart!

Dee said...

what a lovely memory.
Thanks for showing
Dee

Love Bears All Things said...

A wonderful legacy. I made my daughter one of these when she was college age. She sleeps under it every night. She says it needs some repair work. I have made 4 of my 7 grands quilts and will get around to making the other 3 someday. thanks for sharing.
Mama Bear

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