Monday, July 12

What's on the line?

There's not anything hanging on my line today, as I am still in Iowa this Monday. Before I left though, I thought I'd post a picture of quilts on the line that is a very favorite of mine. I've shared it before but just like a good book is worth reading again, looking at photos of pretty quilts again is fun, too. This photo was taken in Lehigh just across the street from the local library. It was the weekend of the Library quilt show in June of 2008. If you go here, you will see the first post for the quilt display we set up at the library. I couldn't resist hanging some on the line across the street. The house was vacant so I figured no one would care.

The quilt on the left is a vintage baby quilt. It's crazy quilted in cottons and backed with flannel. I suspect it's from the 1950's. That middle quilt is the nine patch made by my Aunt Marion. She has been at our Linn Reunion for almost all of it's 81 years and this year her presence will be missed. She passed away this past spring and was the last of her generation so a last link to our grandparents generation is gone. She'll be there in spirit, I just know she will. :-) That last quilt is my Flag Day quilt that I made in 2000 and have shared many times. I made it in honor of my dad whose birthday was on Flag Day. His presence will also be missed at our reunion but how fortunate we are that so many of us still gather and continue to stay connected and remember the fun times we had growing up.
That's all for today. I should be home by late afternoon and will be anxious to load photos and share my weekend with you all.
It's a busy and fun week ahead!!!!
Sandi

12 comments:

Christine said...

Beautiful quilts full of beautiful memories. :)

Pat said...

I love seeing quilts on clotheslines! I can't wait to hear about your reunion.

luv2quilt2 said...

What wonderful memories these treasures hold.

Pat said...

Tyhe quilts are all very nice. Thank you for sharing.
Happy Quilting.

joanne lendaro said...

The baby quilt is my favorite of this group...thanks for sharing!

collettakay said...

Praying for peace and safety on your travels.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

I love old patchwork quilts. Trish

Beth said...

Can't get enough of your quilts on the line. :)

Winona said...

Quilts on a line do bring back memories. Glad you can enjoy your Aunt Marion's beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing. Winona

Melissa said...

I love the crazy quilt baby quilt!! Gorgeous!!

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elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

What a wonderful thing to have that quilt to remind you of your aunt! All three are beautiful!

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