Sunday, November 8, 2009

Jack and Jill

I thought I would share another quilt with you tonight that my mom made. This quilt is at least 62 years old as she made it when my oldest brother, Michael, was born and used it with each of us after that. Then as her grandchildren came along, each of them got to lay on the quilt as well. I have the youngest child, and so it became mine. My grandchildren have also lain on this quilt and it is so precious to me. Mom and Dad were Marines when they met and married shortly after being discharged from duty at Pearl Harbor during WWII. The yellow border on this quilt is made from a windsock from the air base at Pearl Harbor. Don't you just love the stitchery patterns on this cherished quilt. It is hand stitched from start to finish.





We are enjoying having Mom live with us. She and I have spent a lot of time together sewing and just talking. While we watch tv or just sit together I have been handquilting butterflies on Taralyn's quilt. She is due to arrive by Nov. 20 - but actually could be any day now. I have five more butterflies to do - guess I better get stitchin!

Thanks for stopping by,Teresa


8 comments:

Purple Pam said...

What a darling, very special quilt. You are lucky to have ended up with this one.

Colleen said...

What a wonderful keepsake :o) Good luck with your butterflies!

Thimbleanna said...

How lucky you are to have that keepsake! It's adorable. I'm glad you're enjoying your days with your mother!

Carrie said...

How cute! I love it! What a precious keepsake to have.

em's scrapbag said...

The Jack and Jill on this quilt are adorable. I'm so glad you are creating more wonderful memories with your mom. Enjoy!

The Calico Cat said...

That is so sweet. Jacob has been on the quilt that my mom cross-stitched for me. & he has been on the double bed sized quilt that my great-grandmother made in the 30's.

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a treasure to have Teresa! Both the quilt and your Mom! blessings, marlene

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Teresa, I just love the quilt, Jack and Jill, thank you for showing us...Hugs Lyn