I am traveling today so here is a throwback Thursday showing some VERY old quilts. Way back in 1995 or 96, I decided that I would make a lap quilt for each of my aunts and uncles. I hadn’t seen most of them in years and just wanted them to know that I loved them.As I recall, I decided to do this about 2 months before taking a trip home with my four littles. I had lots of swap blocks laying around so I wasn’t starting from scratch. They were all machine quilted with a walking foot.
It is almost embarrassing now to look back at these quilts. I guess I knew too little about quilting to be embarrassed to give these at the time! I could only locate snapshots of 7 of the eight quilts. I cannot for the life of me even remember what the last one looked like. I know from the thank you note that I saved that it was pink and blue and that it went to My Aunt Mary Ann.
The first one went to my Aunt Marge. The colors are actually cream and navy blue, although it looks like black in the picture. My Aunt passed away a few years ago and this quilt found its way back to me.
This one went to my Uncle Hank who has also passed away.
This one went to my Uncle Joe. He was the oldest of my dad’s brothers and is also gone now. I must have been running out of time because this is so simple. My Aunt Gin was so happy that it matched her living room!
This one went to my sweet Aunt Angie.
And this to my Aunt Nancy, my mom’s sister. We always called her Nanny. I still do.
The next one went to my mom’s brother, my Uncle Arland. He could be crotchety old fellow but I miss him! I think this is my personal favorite of the quilts in this group.
Five of the eight quilts I made went to people that are no longer with us. These quilts are not my best work. but I am so glad I did not wait until I felt like I had something “good enough.” It would have been too late.
Tell your family that you love them! Have a great weekend.
Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday.