Monday, March 29, 2010

Antique Florida pattern, or more from the Alabama barn

As it happens, we were living in Miami, Florida at the time of a visit to my father's home town of Greenville, Alabama. Great Aunt Carl went looking again in the barn and found this for a present to me. She wanted to keep it in the family since her mother made it. It is hand pieced and hand quilted. There are some feedsacks in this quilt as well. I put a new red binding on it. Funny thing is that the only name of the pattern I could find was "Florida". So I guess that the gift was meant to be!! Aunt Carl also had bags of her old clothing (in the barn) that she had kept forever. I took that home and my sister and I washed it, cut it up and I made it into a one patch quilt for her bed. Even though it was machine made, she was absolutely delighted!!

1 comment:

Shasta said...

What a beautiful quilt - and how wonderful is story about the name of the pattern!