Vintage “Nine Patch”

3 09 2019

I know you all enjoy reading about quilts with a history or story, and this story spans about 35 years.

Renee and I attend our church’s sewing/quilting/crafting group on Wednesday mornings. At the beginning of the summer, she found a box of fabric squares with a cardboard template while helping her mom with cleaning and organizing. They deduced that they were leftovers from a quilt Renee’s sister made as a teenager. (The quilt was simply made of many small squares of a great variety of prints.)

Renee decided to use the leftover squares to secretly make a quilt for her sister’s 50th birthday. Alas, the squares were various sizes due to the gradual wearing down of the cardboard template as it was traced hundreds of times. Renee sewed squares into Nine Patches, and then trimmed the Nine Patches into a uniform size. She sashed the blocks with a royal blue, and then she and her mother hand quilted hearts and shamrocks in the sashing between the Nine Patches. Hearts for love and shamrocks for her sister’s legendary  propensity for finding four leaf clovers.

Renee make a pocket on the back of the quilt and inserted that time-worn template.

At the recent birthday party, Renee’s sister was surprised to the point of tears. She gratefully uses her gift as a sofa quilt, wrapping up in it when viewing TV.

 

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5 responses

3 09 2019
Susan

What a sweet story 😀

3 09 2019
Pam B.

Such love makes for see sweet a story!

3 09 2019
Ann S

This is truly a quilt of love for all parties. So glad to hear she is using and loving her quilt. Can’t buy treasures like this.

5 09 2019
Yolanda Cofield

Aby, the quilt is lovely! As you stated, “we all love quilts with history or a story.” This quilt is truly a treasure. What a great find.

6 09 2019
darladolinger

I remember 9 patch quilts from my Grand Mother Stanley.Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

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