11 October 2009

Crazy Quilt

This crazy quilt was made by my great grandmother and her friends and relatives in the early 1900s. When I was a young girl, my mother enlisted me to help her repair and finish the quilt.
The old quilt was missing pieces and thread bare in areas. So we chose fabric and patches to replace some of these pieces. Hence the animal print above. That was from a cat costume my mother made for me for Halloween when I was six years old. I'm sure the butterfly and lady bugs patches were also my idea.
I believe this above square was worked on my great grandmother (My mother's mother's mother) because of the initial "B" for Boyce.
Notice the difference in the needle work between the two blocks above.
This is original and the colors are quite vibrant.
There are embroidered flowers, birds, an umbrella, an anchor, spider and web, and owls. It appears that many of images were stamped onto the material.


I am showcasing this quilt for the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Come join the fun!

19 comments:

  1. Fabulous. What a lovely heirloom quilt.
    I have no history of quilting on my side of the family.

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  2. Beautiful - what a great quilt to have in your family.

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  3. So much fun and work. I love crazy quilts. . . remember a college girlfriend who had one her grandmother made. I always admired it.

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  4. Wow, that is beautiful! How great for you to have such an heirloom.

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  5. This is a great quilt! I love crazy quilts but yours has tons of history!

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  6. Absolutely beautiful quilt. Great colors, great fabric, great design. You did a fantastic job. I love it.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  7. What a beautiful piece of family history! Gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

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  8. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing and yeah! you won!

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  9. Repairing a quilt brings it all into focus, doesn't? What a fun family heirloom.

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  10. Your family crazy quilt is wonderful. It makes it very special that you and your mother added your own touch to the work of your relatives. Impressive! I showed a family crazy quilt that is from the 1950's, so yours is much older!

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  11. these old crazy ladies just fascinate me!! I have never done one, but I'm gathering fabrics and am going to give it a good honest go!

    I'm still working my way thru the festival, and i sure enjoyed your post,,,thanks for sharing

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  12. This is awesome. It's like a series of discoveries.

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  13. What a great heirloom. I love the crazy quilt!

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  14. I love the scrappy quilts! All the different fabrics and patterns are gorgeous. And what a memory to have.

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Thanks for sharing!