As I have mentioned on this blog before, my mother quilted. So did my grandmother and my great-grandmother. And, I fully expect that if I went back further, I would find many more quilters!!!
This is a story about a Lemoyne star quilt.
My grandmother (named CHESTER!!!), pieced this Lemoyne Star quilt back in 1957 and gave the top to my mother who was supposed to quilt and finish it……
The purpose of this quilt was to keep ME warm at night!! Well, apparently I was NOT an easy child and my mother never got around to finishing the quilt……until she had a granddaughter!!!
Although it never kept me warm at night it was a part of my daughters life for many years.
I love to look at some of the individual blocks in this quilt because it tells me that my “Granny” made do with what she had!!!
Most of the blocks are made in this style…..
….with two fabrics in the star and the gray fabric being consistent thru most of the blocks.
But then there are a few that have two or more fabrics in the alternate points….
And then there are a few where the grey fabric doesn’t appear at all….
In today’s world, we might freak out because we had run out of one of our fabrics and might even make a hurried trip to the quilt store but I love that Granny didn’t do that. Instead she just used what she had available, knowing that the quilt would keep her loved-one’s warm!!
That is the kind of quilter that I want to be……