Momma’s Simple Quilt

My mother was 88 years old when she died.  During her 80’s she pieced many simple quilt tops.  It was her way of using time and relaxing herself when she couldn’t sleep at night.  She would get up and tear strips of cloth or piece simple quilts.  She enjoyed the work, but did not have the patience for bothering with intricate patterns.

I have two boxes filled with tops she pieced.  Bit by bit, I’m quilting them.  That entails adding batting and backing, quilting the three layers together, then making and stitching binding around the edges.  Here are pictures of my latest of Momma’s simple quilt tops.



Here’s a corner of the quilt, just off the quilting machine. The excess batting is still on the edges.

A close up of the quilting.

Showing the quilting on the back side.

A view of the quilt from the foot of the bed.

Thanks for looking!



Filed under Family, Memories, Quilting, Quilts, The Art of Living

6 responses to “Momma’s Simple Quilt

  1. Naomi

    I love this one. Thank you for the opportunity to see them. ♥

  2. Sue

    Naomi, you’re welcome! Thanks for dropping by.

  3. A beautiful momento. And really nice job with the quilting!

  4. Wow! What a treasure to have all those quilts pieced by your Mom! My mother was an excellent seamstress and would make one-of-a-kind dresses for little girls for extra income. When she died, 25 yrs ago (she was young), she left about 10 “sample” dresses. My daughter was able to wear those dresses as she grew up and I still have them for when I have a granddaughter! 🙂

    • Sue

      I do feel fortunate to have these tops. I’ve quilted and shared some of them with other family members. And you have a treasure, too! I hope you have lots of pictures of your daughter in her grandmother’s dresses. My mom used to make dresses for her first two granddaughters. (My girls came along after she stopped sewing.)

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