Nov.18…Hand Quilt Along…

Quilts connect the past with the present and the future

I would like to introduce you to “Grammy”, she was buried among to other unfinished projects that I have stuffed away. Grammy was a delight to rediscover,and I was rather surprised at not having had finished this top. Oh ,bother what can I say other than I am feathered brained at times 🤷🏻‍♀️

I called this one Grammy for it was reminds me of my Grammy.. dresses and aprons that she would wear. The fans are old vintage fabrics from the 1920’s to the 1930’s set into muslin ,the backing is an old piece of cotton fabric that was 36″ wide I’m guessing it might be a 1940’s piece.

Grammy just after I had marked her for quilting

Where I was when I left off…

Which is a good half way done..

Where I’m picking back up an unfinished job.

It is a queen size quilt. Here’s where I start…

Next quilt along I’ll count the blocks that are finished and how many more I need to go as it will be hard to show with lap quilting how far I’ve gotten.

Now for the Fire Island Hosta quilt.. here is where I was..

I was working on the end at the top last update ,now I have that end finished rolled the quilt worked from top to bottom ,rolled again,now I am working at the bottom moving towards the top of the photo.

That’s it for me. Have a great week!

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyLoriMargaretKerryEmmaTracy, ConnieSusan,  NanetteSassy , EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen


Author: Deb

I'm a wife, Mom mom, and a quilter. I also enjoy nature , history and flowers.

23 thoughts on “Nov.18…Hand Quilt Along…”

  1. Oh I just love Grammy! I am so glad you rediscovered her. The material used is so similar to the double wedding ring I am working on. Your quilting pattern is so wonderful for the massive white spaces. What an undertaking. And of course the Hosta is spectacular~ Sharon

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    1. Thank you! I like the grid pattern for quilting on traditional quilts. Yes, you fabrics are similar as more of the fabric in Grammy are from the 1930’s as is your Good will.

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  2. I love the Grammy quilt. I don’t have the proper quilting language, but the colored pieces and the way they are laid out on white are similar to the quilt I have. It’s not one a family member made but one I bought at a fair in Palmyra, New York, decades ago, and I love it.


    1. It is the grandmothers fan block,instead of the blocks all going the same way ..I played around with them. I had seen a quilt done like somewhere ,and tucked that idea way until I had a chance to use it. Those old fabrics really do make lovely scrap quilts.


  3. Oh Deb…Grammy and Hosta, two beauties. And I LOVE the photos, which make me want to have a chat…the thimbles, all the threaded needles in the hosta, how you decide the quilting you will use…all fantastic. xo and Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thank you,Bonnie! 😀 it would be fun to chat wouldn’t it. As far how I decide what to quilt.. I let the quilt talk to me.. I just sit and listen with it spread out before me. Does that sound strange?!😁


  4. That vintage quilt is fabulous! I love the way the fans are set to make the pattern and all those old fabrics–yum! I’m with you about the grid pattern–love its classic look. But I also really like the way you topped off each piece of the fan with an extra bit of quilting–gorgeous, Deb!

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    1. Old fabrics- yum…exactly how I feel about old fabrics.🙂 I was really pleased at how that little extra really added to the quilt,its amazing what a little change can make.


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