Saturday, August 23, 2008

winding ways



This is the quilt that inspired my Mother to make a Winding Ways quilt. Her mother made this one out of apron scraps (aprons she and others wore while working in the hotel in Silverton, Colorado in her 20's). Grandma didn't make many quilts; this is one of them but if I thought all quilts were this hard I wouldn't have made many either. Notice the whisker guard sewn to the top to protect it from whiskers and hand oil. I love the faded blues. I bought a book and templates and planned to make a quilt someday ...

This is the one my Mother made. She finished it in May 2008. I love the ways the circles shift and move around on this one. I may still make one since this one is eventually going to my nephew....

2 comments:

Liz said...

I love the one grandma made.. shocker huh?

julieQ said...

I love this quilt! I was born not far from Silverton, and have fond memories of many visits there. Have you been??