One thing that I am very proud of owning is pieces of my family history. Holding on to items that used to belong to my long passed family is very dear to my heart. Hiding in this trunk is a small piece of my past.
Let's peek inside.. Don't you just love how someone put their own personal touches in here? Now I have to admit, this trunk is vintage too,but an auction find and not a family heirloom .
Inside is vintage quilts,quilts and more quilts. Most were made by my grandmother, mother and great-grandmother. I remember laying on the floor, under the quilting frame in my grandmothers bedroom and watching them quilting away. I loved how their hands would work so deftly to create some of these works of art.
These two quilts are baby quilts that were in all of our cribs when we were little. Yes they are stained a little, but I do not want to ruin them trying to remove the marks.
This is just the quilt top that my great-grandmother made. She died before it ever was made into a full quilt. Imagine the hours put into cutting and sewing all those little pieces. This along with the following quilt was featured in a book by our local quilters guild.
You will notice most of the quilts have a very Pennsylvania Dutch pattern about them.
Don't you love all the time and love put into each one?
Of course someone else decided he needed love and time too.....
Helping preserve these for future generations is also important. Wrapping your quilts in cotton sheets and refolding them to keep from putting stress on the seams and will help keep your quilt around for years to come.
I hope you enjoyed my small trip down memory lane. Until next time....
Hello and welcome! I'm a forty-something wife, mom and work full time plus. I have always been in love with vintage romantic things. My most favorite thing is the victorian era.In my spare time I love to go to yard sales and antique stores. I'm always on the search for my next treasure and hope you take the journey with me.