This is Grandma in 1977 sitting at her quilting frame. She was 74 when this picture was taken but lived to be 100 years old! Her quilting frames were in her main sitting room and were suspended by ropes from the ceiling. She would just wrap the ropes around the corners of the frame and it would go up high enough overhead for people to walk through the room. When we would go visit Grandma the first thing we would do after hugging her would be to see if she had a quilt in the frame and look for her cake plate to see if her famous pound cake was under the cover. I have her quilting frames in my attic and I hope one day to frame a quilt in them to hang somewhere in my home.
Grandma made this double wedding ring quilt for me in 1978 for me to have when I got married. At that time I was far from old enough to get married but definitely old enough to love and appreciate this quilt and recognize the sentimental value it would hold one day. That day is here. I have finally retired this quilt from being used on our bed. It is getting a little worn and frayed and I want to protect it from any further damage.
Grandma never made binding for her quilts. She always just folded the backing over from the back to the front and sewed it down. I've often wanted to make my binding the same way but I see now that it just doesn't hold up well after years of use if it is made that way.
Being a lover of white backgrounds I am so happy this quilt has white in it. Thank you Grandma!
The backing is a sheet with some sort of Holly Hobbie looking doll printed on it. Grandma used sheets as backing fabric almost exclusively.
This is Grandma and Grandpa at their 50th wedding anniversary celebration.
I just hope Mr. LLQ and I are still this giddy about each other after we've been married for 50 years. I mean, look at the joy in their faces. And finally, here I am with my sad interpretation of a Dorothy Hamill haircut and a pale face pretending to be hand quilting at Grandma's frames.
Hope you all have a great weekend!