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Monday, January 20, 2014

Swap Treasures from Pam

These are the wonderful quilt squares I received as part of my destash in our January swap from my partner, Pam of Textures-n-Treasures.  As soon as I saw them, I knew I wanted to see if I could get enough hexagons out of them to use them in my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.  When I wrote to Pam to thank her & tell her my plans, she graciously offered to send a few more squares.  These squares are from a quilt top that was pieced by Pam's Grandma & Great Grandma...how wonderful is that???  Quilts are history...and I love that they keep living on. 
 
This is the mainly red print square...I love these old fabrics.
 
And this is the mainly blue square.  The print reminds me of milk glass plates with a beaded or lace edge...and I love that there is a "bite" out of each one. 
 
So...after a quick wash to make sure the fabric was pre-shrunk...& a bit of ironing...I cut the blue hexagons & pieced a flower center for my quilt!!!  The color here is too dark...no matter how I tried to correct it...but the color in the first photos is pretty true.  I still have to do a flower with the red print...so both prints will be included.  I just love this flower & the fact that some of Pam's family history will live on in my quilt.  Thanks so much, Pam!!!
 
 
 

4 comments:

  1. Pam is a great swapper, I've known her for a few years now. Love what you did.

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  2. It's wonderful to have such treasured old fabrics to use in your GFG! :)

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  3. Love it, love it, love it! Oh your quilt is going to be gorgeous! I started a Grandmothers flower garden quilt a couple years ago. It's made from Aunt Gracies. Not fabulous old fabrics like yours, but still darn cute. I only have a couple of rows left. I need to get back to it and finish it. It's so sweet of Pam to send you more!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  4. I'm so glad you were able to use the fabric in your quilt. I love the pieces you have done with the fabric.

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