Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sue's Quilts

It's been an amazing few months.
I've told you of the angels in my life (see post 8/3/10) who are helping me with my family history. I can't even express in words the experiences I've been having as I connect and learn more about my ancestry.
Life Changing.

As a trade for the help the Beus' have been giving me with my family history, I have been helping Sue with quilting projects.
Several years ago when Sue's mother passed away, she inherited many family quilts that were in partial stages of completion. These heirlooms have sat in a closet, waiting for attention.
Kind of like my family history.
The above quilt was hand pieced and quilted by Sue's mother, and only needed a binding.

Mission accomplished.

Sue explained that her mother would often take old dresses the girls in the family had outgrown and turn them into quilts.

Such beautiful colors, that have orchestrated formations across the quilt.

And then in the bottom a random blue square, very typical of the day when women used what they had on hand.
No running to the quilt store to pick up a little more peach or yellow fabric.

I also received Sue's Turning Twenty quilt back from the quilter.
The binding is on and ready to be tacked down.
Sue was pleased with the quilt design and very excited to have these quilts completed.
They will now be presented to her children as Christmas presents this year.
Heirlooms that will be cherished by yet another generation.

4 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous quilts!!!! What a delightful exchange of services.

Notjustnat said...

Beautiful and meaningful quilts. You are doing a great job for Sue. I can see the gimps of my quilts being work on by someone like you in the future. Thanks for sharing such great story Nedra - Hugs Nat

Carin said...

How wonderful you both get some part of your family history this way.

Material Mary said...

What a fun trade and you do such nice work she will be forever grateful!!
Mary