08 March, 2009

Grandmommy's Gift

This is my son-in-law, with part of his birthday gift. Four and a half years ago his dear Grandmommy made a quilt top for him and our daughter as a Christmas gift. This is that top, quilted, Sundance and I finished it and re-presented it yesterday. He is thrilled to have it done, and will enjoy using it. This is the front side of the quilt I showed earlier this week, the pattern is "London Roads". His precious Grandmommy will celebrate her 90th birthday soon, the family is planning a party to commemorate the occasion and will display some of her many quilts, I believe this one will be included in her one-woman show. (I can only dream of such a fitting tribute one day!) When I was loading this top onto Sundance I found this little "reminder" inside one of the seam allowances. I'm certain it was a notation, for her, of who this quilt was being made for. Back then, Christmas 2004, she made tops for all of her eight grandchildren and she was most likely keeping track; what a treasure I discovered inside that hand-pieced block! I am including this "notation" photo on the label with all the other pertinent information, for posterity; after all, this quilt links both families and generations!

Life is Good!
You didn't really think that I'd make a trip all the way to the Capital City without including a photo of the cutest grandson in the world did you? I didn't think so... guess who's ready for Spring and warm weather?
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21 comments:

Libby said...

What a treasure.

Mimi said...

Wow!

Grandmommy sounds like a wonderfully giving and caring woman. The celebration of her 90th birthday will be a wonderful time for all, I'm sure.

Enjoy.

Domestic Designer said...

The quilt is beautiful. What a wonderful keepsake representing both families. I like the sunglasses on your grandson. Cute!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

He looks thrilled, as he should be! What a wonderful gift.

And Mason, that cutie pie is stylin'!

lindsey said...

What a beautiful quilt...and yes a very cute Granson too!

Quiltdivajulie said...

... speaking of distractions... Mason is #1 on that list!

:-)

dot said...

Great quilt. I would be smiling to get that quilt also.

Cheryl said...

How wonderful for you to have quilted that quilt and what a wonderful treasure for your son in law to have. The marking on the seam is just priceless and how thougtful of you to take a picture to include as part of the gift. That sweetie pie grandson of yours is just precious!!! Our baby guys are sure growing fast.

*karendianne. said...

This is so special and with the label it's even more so. I can only imagine how wonderful her 90th birthday will be. I have chills just thinking about it. There is an awful lot of love floating around The Strawberry Patch and it's so contagious. What a great Sunday Share!

...good thing you included a photo of the CG in the W, too. I for one might have realized (slowly) and started and uprising!

hee. *karendianne.

Jeanne said...

Terrific quilt! Congrats on the finish. Cutie grandson! I am so ready for spring. Is it near?

MARCIE said...

This post is precious in so many ways! Love that little alligator guy! Shades and all! I bet you feel good to have contributed to the finish of Grandmommy's quilt! Oh bless her! And you too!

Salem Stitcher said...

How wonderful that you were able to finish the quilt for him. He looks so happy!

Teresa said...

How nice or you to finish the quilt for her. Your son-in-law looks so happy to have it to and must appreciate the time his Grandmother put into the quilt as well as your time, too.

Zlaty said...

What a great gift to your son in-law from his grandma and you!!! He looks so happy and i can see why :)
What a treasure this quilt is!

Happy sewing!

Nane said...

The quilt looks great, I know he will enjoy using it and having it to show at the party. Grandson looks ready for the beach in the hat and shades!

Heritage Quilter said...

That is one special quilt. Great job. I'm sure Grandmommy is proud of your work too.

Quilting4U said...

Doesn't Mason look cool! He is such a cutie! I know he is alot of fun, too!

Carrie P. said...

Great quilt and your grandson looks so cute in his sunglasses.

quiltkeemosabe said...

That will teach me to stop scrolling down when I see the "life is good" line! I almost missed the celebrity shot of the cutest grandson ever!!!!

Rhonda said...

Wow! What a wonderful gift from Grandmommy! and a Happy 90th Birthday to her. I hope we get to see some of her quilts.

Awww.... Mason is cute as ever!

Nan said...

A lovely, gifted lady, a quilt and a story to be treasured forever. One of the many reasons I LOVE quilting.
Love the photo of you and your handsome grandson!!