Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Very Old Blocks -Grandma Ely's

Mom had these blocks ,I am not sure but if I remember right she told me they were started by Grandma Ely , there are a few that look like the were put together by hand and the rest by machine , she aske me if I was interested in putting it together .I told her I would see what I could do .
So now I have to decide on how I would like it to look finished ,there are  5 panels and 1 extra block, I found a pretty fabric that is almost the same shade of the blue and with pink flowers, the farbric is about the same texture and weight as the blocks ,so I can't decide if I want to make a small lap quilt with sashing in between or take the blocks apart and make a bigger quilt with sashing or should I make more blocks of the flowers and find something else for the boarder .........I probably could wait until go I go back to Mom's and let her decide but I am interested in everyone else opinion.
The fabric of the pink & blue seem to be in really good shape and since it was started back when Grandma Ely was still alive ,they have to be anywhere's from 56 to 65 yrs old !If they are older than that I would be afraid to work with it .   :-)


  1. I have some old blocks that Mama Net gave me and I have been trying to figure out what I want to do with them as well. Good luck, I think your Mom would have some good ideas too.

  2. Oh my gosh, Cheryl, what a challenge, I know whatever you decide it will be perfect and Grandma Ely would be so proud of you for wanting to finish something that she started many years ago. The one that I have that Grandma Ely (I think) made has beautiful hand fancy stitches on it. It is a crazy quilt pattern. Do you remember it?

  3. Thank you ! I still have not decided on how to put it together yet , I need to look at some books and see if I can get some better ideas .I know Grandma would be proud ,I think Mom would too .
    I faintly remember an old quilt but not sure , you 'll have to take a picture of it for me ,if you still have it .

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