old and new

Spring housecleaning always presents surprises.  I found a quilt top that my great-grandmother had pieced many many years ago.  It’s condition is frail, but the morning breeze was so light and fragrant that I gave it a few minutes to air.


ImageThis piece must be 100 years old or more.  It needs serious repair!

ImageI sent my banners off to Boston – I can hardly wait to see this installation.  


ImageThis is a new piece that I’ve been working on – it’s called Mosiac Rose.


ImageIt’s slow going, but I like it a lot.  




About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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4 Responses to old and new

  1. Denise says:

    It does look very complicated. The piecing together is beyond me. I can do hems though!


  2. Hi Jody! What a treasure you found. Your grandmother’s blanket is beautiful. Your passion for quilting and your wonderful talent must be in your DNA. 🙂 The quilt is such a wonderful keepsake. Needlework ran in my family too but seemed to skip a generation here and there. Both of my grandmother’s did quilting too but it is their embroidery and crochet that has survived the years to be handed down to me. Their quilting was of a practical nature with old clothes scraps and flour sacks. The quilts were used until they were threadbare and then tossed away when “store bought” items could be afforded. How I would loved to have slept beneath their soft worn fabric and tiny hand stitches! 🙂 I hope you have a lovely afternoon ahead! With Love, Delisa 🙂


  3. pratima says:

    Your grandmother’s quilt is so beautiful and sweet! Thank you for sending your love and warm wishes to Boston. I am hoping to visit the installation when the exhibit is open. I adore your new quilt with tiny peek-a-boos and very happy fabrics! It is charming 🙂


  4. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I recognize your flags and am glad that you were able to find them in the pictures!


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