Thursday, January 15, 2015

Happy Quilts.....

Since I've just recently had many of my quilts in my possession because of doing a trunk show, I've enjoyed getting reacquainted  with some of them.  And I am reminded how much I love old vintage looking thirties reproduction quilts.
Yours 'til Butterflies.  I and my friend Leslie Ison came up with this design.

A butterfly signifies new life.

Made From Grandma's Aprons.

"The main reason my Grandma always wore an apron was to protect her dress underneath.  But that was only one of dozens of uses I observed while spending time with Grandma. Her apron served as potholders while she cooked delicious treats, dried grandchildren's tears, and carried eggs and fussy chicks in from the coop.  When unexpected company was seen driving up the road, I was surprised at how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds, then hide shy children behind it's edges.  She wrapped her arms with it when the weather was cold, and wiped a perspiring brow while working over a hot wood burning cook stove.  It helped her carry all sorts of fresh fruit and vegetable in from the garden, then ferried the peels and scraps back out to the compost.  When dinner was ready, Grandma waved her apron from the porch, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields for a hot meal.  It will be a long time before anyone invents something that will replace that "old time apron" which served so many purposes."  Author unknown
Summer Days....

Pot of Posies...

Hope they've added a bit of cheer at this time of the year.
We had our quilt group which meets at Elaines's Quilt Block tonight, and as usual there was much to inspire.  I will share some tomorrow.  Plus it's just so great to reconnect with gals we only see once a month at this time.
"You can never have too much happy."  -Ben Behunin


  1. Thanks for such lovely eye candy this morning! Gorgeous quilts!!

  2. I love the story about the uses for the apron....I didn't have any I didn't see the apron being used, but I can picture it in my the quilts.....this whole post make me smile......

  3. Love your Pot of Posies and Yours Til Butterflies. I love the vintage-looking quilts too.

  4. Beautiful! thanks for the lovely inspiration - and they did add some cheer :)

  5. Loved the Apron Quilt and the paragraph below. My Grammy always wore an apron and it brings back memories.

  6. My aprons are too stiff and scratchy to do all those things. I think I need a new apron!

  7. Great story about Grandma's apron... :-)