Memory Chain

Several of you asked about the quilt Baby E was laying on in a picture I posted earlier this week. It was nice enough yesterday for a few pictures outside. Here is most of it on the neighbor’s fence.

I really wish they would get a new fence that is flat along the top! Here are a few detail pictures.


I made this in 1999 and the binding is starting to show its 15 years of heavy use.

This quilt lives on my bed most of the time in the spring and summer. I just washed it and will be putting it away for a while. The original block pattern is called Memory Chain but I simplified it slightly. The green and pink fabrics are vintage percales and the prints are repro 30s. I quilted it on my 1955 Singer Model 201. This is definitely in the top 5 of my favorite quilts I have ever made.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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10 Responses to Memory Chain

  1. Carla says:

    A great example of why we should enjoy our quilts, they only get better!

  2. Kathy says:

    It’s a beautiful quilt … no wonder it’s one of your favorites!

  3. What a beautiful quilt. You know, except for the binding wear it really looks quite modern, yet vintage at the same time. Timeless almost. By the way, I like the new picture of you, too!

  4. Steffi says:

    What a beautiful quilt! I see a lot of “old friends” in the chains – many of the older Aunt Grace fabrics that I have in my stash, too. 🙂

  5. Judy says:

    Beautiful quilt Katy! I can see why it is used and loved!

  6. Shannon says:

    The rest of the quilt looks to be in great shape. If you were wanting to make the quilt last longer, you could replace the binding. It is actually pretty easy to do.

  7. beautiful colors and pattern, Katy!

    🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  8. karenfae says:

    used and loved – what better for a quilt

  9. barbvedder says:

    what a lovely quilt – it looks worn in just right to me!

  10. njquilter24 says:

    its beautiful, I love this design, I just love 30’s fabric . a true treasure, its well loved !

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