Friday, July 8, 2011

Auntie Irenes leftover quilt squares

Done at last! After cleaning out my linen closet this spring I uncovered a bag of Gerry's Auntie Irene's leftover quilt blocks. I did have a batch before and Tammy and I made alot of them into bread cloths and took them to a family reunion years ago. This is the last of it. I think even though the colors are not what I would choose, they are quite remarkable. Made in the time of using what ever you had on hand, not the best quality of fabric, likely using templates and the big no no, using poly/cotton. Auntie Irene must have loved this star pattern, the quilt that she made for Gerry and I is the same pattern, and so are many others.
I wish I had been smarter about relationships when we were first married. I wish I had taken the time to get to know Auntie Irene better, we liked some of the same things. It is my privilege to finish these squares and pass them to the family and hope they bring some happy memories of a wonderful Aunt.

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed reading your blog - I have a lovely Aunt Irene as well! How lovely to preserve these memories of your aunt.