Friday, August 9, 2019

The Quilt

For years the finished squares of a quilt have been in my sewing collection. I never had the time, space or energy to finish the quilt. Finally I asked a friend if she would be willing to sew it for me. She has a reputation for creating beautiful quilts. In a weeks time she finished the quilt and then made a small runner with the left over six squares. It is amazing. She purchased a lovely backing fabric and had enough for both. This is truly a gift of love. I am not even sure how I came to have it, but I believe it is from my Great Aunt Anne whose house I helped to prepare for their move to senior housing. It most likely came from my grandfather Olsen's older sister Helen Olsen Erickson who owned a sewing shop in Hillsboro, Oregon. My friend feels the fabrics date from the 1930s to the 1950s and she is amazed how well they have held their colors. This is a serendipity moment for me!

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  1. Oh my goodness what a wonderful quilt! So many fabrics, so many pieces, so many colors, all in a delightful jumble. Lucky you to have this quilt! How big are the blocks and how big is the whole quilt?

  2. The blocks are 12x12 and there are six going across and 6 going down, so 36. The quilt measures about 72x72 with the binding around the edge. The last six blocks were made into a runner. I enjoy looking at it so much.