Saturday, November 6, 2010

History in Stitches

I'm showing up a little late to my twin's Airing of the Quilts party. I had no intentions of joining the fun, but here I am, and here is a quilt that is very special to me. When my daughter was small, she snuggled under it many winter nights. It's quite fragile now, so I keep it tucked away for safekeeping. Sorry the photography isn't top-notch, but that's what happens when you don't plan ahead. :-) 

Butterfly Quilt: Made by my paternal grandmother, Anna Estelle Carter Allen.

I can almost see my sweet MawMaw, stitching each butterfly.

Walter and Anna Allen - 1927

10 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you joined in the fun!! And your photographs look quite beautiful, planning or not. ;) I'd forgotten just how lovely that butterfly quilt is. Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. All the stitches made by loving hands of sweet Maw Maw. She looks so pretty in that picture with her little hat on.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ahhh, Gayle, what a darling keepsake for you. And, I love LOVE the picture, it is wonderful!

    I remember G'ma Maggie doing those teeny tiny stitches on every quilt she made ... what patience these ladies had way back then.

    Have a lovely weekend ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

    ReplyDelete
  3. Pop by for our giveaway.
    Have a lovely weekend ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a beautiful quilt Gayle. I love that button hole stitch (I think that's what it is called around the butterflies.) Thanks for sharing it with us.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love this quilt it's beautiful. I just click on this link from your sisters blog because I loved the quilt and didn't even realize that it was you:)
    Have a beautiful weekend,
    Ginger

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your quilt is beautiful... what a treasure! Can you imagine the hours it took to make that? I just finished making curtains and pillows for my family room (with a machine!!!) and am exhausted.
    Thanks for sharing, Annette

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful quilt. I'm glad you joined the party and shared it with us.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I joined so late that I didn't join at all so I think you did pretty well!

    I'm glad you shared that wonderful quilt. I love the butterflies on it. I know that the sentimental value of it is unmeasurable since it holds memories of both your grandmother AND your daughter. What a treasure.

    ReplyDelete
  9. That's a beautiful quilt. It looks so substantial and pretty too. Such a precious photo of your grandparents.

    ReplyDelete