Monday, April 2, 2012

Old fashioned look

I have to show you some quilts that my SIL in a rural town in Quebec made many years ago. Whenever DH and I visit, there is always a portable hand project that I bring along with me. Over the years, she has seen my work and has always oohed and aahed, along with a lot of lovely French words, over my projects. On our last visit a week ago, I snuck into their upstairs bedrooms and snapped photos of all her quilts on the beds. Have a peek at them.




Can you see her style? For all her quilts, she used polyester knit fabrics and did an embroidery stitch all around the raw edges. With this type of fabric, there is no need to roll the raw edge and then applique or embroider the pieces in place. The first quilt has batting but not the others as they are used as a summer bedspread.
What can I say, except I love these quilts! Simple but sweet!
Have a great day, eh!

9 comments:

Carla said...

My daughter's great grandmother sewed all of her clothes so when my daughter was born she took the polyester scraps (this was the late 70's) and made her a simple patchwork quilt. The poly still looks like new compared to the worn edges of the cotton fabric she used on the border and binding. I love when quilter's use what they have on hand, and the quilts reflect an era.

Karen said...

The orange one would wake you up in the morning for sure!

Mary said...

You are so right, they are sweet. She did a very nice job of sewing them. They are very charming.

Janet said...

These are so French Canadian. I have seen many in this style in my youth. Pretty!

Dolores said...

You have obviously inspired her and now she has her own very lovely quilts. Wonderful.

Michelle said...

I really like the crazy quilt!

Teresa said...

I feel like I just walked down memory lane, both in design and content. My GM made utility quilts...mostly string and crazy patch...from the scraps of her homemade polyester double knit dresses. No batting, foundation pieced, southern warm-weather utility quilts meant to be used and used up! The colors on the last quilt are even similar to hers. Thanks for the memory stroll.

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Julie Fukuda said...

The best thing about making things for your own use is that you can also make up your own rules.

Janet said...

They all look so great on beds. The best thing is that they're being used.