Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Grandma's Quilt

Unfortunately, this does not belong to my grandmother - it belong's to Gail's grandmother-in-law - Gail belongs to our Tuesday Sewing group at the shop. This was given to her by a member of her husband's family - it was found in the back of a cupboard.

I forgot to put my hand or something in the photo to show a true indication of the size of the yo yos - suffolk puffs as they would have been called back then. The size of each yo yo is 1/4" - tiny tiny little things. Tiny little stitches, and just a pleasure to see. We all treated it with reverence (and wanted it for ourselves). Gail thinks it is over 100 years old. Amazing to think of someone sitting and sewing these.... quite moments and thoughts imagined while the sewing was done.

This is the back of the quilt - the size is 36" x 36".

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