My father was born in 1922, and his grandmother (my great-grandmother) made this quilt for him then. She used a fan pattern, and though it’s hard to see in this image, there is extensive quilting in all the blocks and a little ring embroidered at the point of each fan. It’s almost 100 years old, and it still looks terrific! Though I’ve shown it here on the bed, mostly we hang it on the wall, using a system of rings and webbing to make sure not to put too much stress on the hand stitching. I love having such a beautiful, skillfully-made thing in my home, bringing me closer to my father and my family history.
What do you have that connects you to your family and your past? I’d love to hear about it.
You can join in on the photo challenge! Pick any image you created you can label with the letter Q. Show us a shiny quarter, a tree-lined quad on a college campus, even a thrilling game of quidditch! Here’s how to participate.
- Post an image on your own blog or website.* All types of images are welcome. If you have serious equipment and serious skills, that’s awesome! If you snap pics on your phone (like me), that’s also awesome!
- Post a comment on this page with a link back to your post. If you post a comment that includes a link to your blog, I will add a link to your post below.
- Check back over the next week to follow the links. That way you can see what other people did with the theme and join in the fun.
Another lovely custom book cover from Olga Godim for the letter Q: a queen! Check it out here.
*Just so we’re all clear, you post your photos on your own site, which means you aren’t giving control to me or to anyone else. We’re all invited to view the images you post (and comment if your site allows for comments), but nobody has the right to use your images in any way without your permission. Got it? Great!