Saturday, June 2, 2012

Annette's Quilts

The story behind Annette's quilts started a while ago and I was so excited to finally finish her quilts and take them over to her today. 

Annette had two quilts she wanted me to quilt for her.  I just finished the binding on this one yesterday.  


I finished this one up a few weeks ago.  I wanted each quilt to have a look of it's own.

Annette loved them both!  Jared went with me and Annette and her husband Don were just tickled to have us there.  We were there for about an hour and listened to all of their great stories.  Annette is 89 and her husband, 88 yrs old.   Annette's 1st husband worked for Firestone, so Annette has lived all over the world and told us some stories about that.

Annette then took me into her bedroom to show me her Great Aunt's and Grandmother's quilt tops!


These quilts are so fantastic and was so glad I had my camera to take pictures of them.  They were in excellent condition and we both decided it was best to leave them be with how fragile they  probably are.  Isn't that curved nine patch awesome!


...and of course I couldn't leave without a picture!  Isn't she beautiful!  

~Jenny~

23 comments:

Marls said...

WOW your quilting is fantastic. What an amazing woman Annette is to make quilts like that at 89 is such inspiration.
The photo of you and her will will one to treasure. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Great photo of two beautiful quilts made by two beautiful ladies! I think that is the best part of our job, meeting all those wonderful people and making them smile when they see their finished quilts!!

Sharon S said...

Always great to hear quilter's stores. If we don't, they'll be lost forever. Glad you had the time to spend with her.

Dayna at Precut Paradise said...

I love your quilting on those..they are just beautiful!

RobinStar Quilting said...

thanks for sharing about Annette

Lori Suss said...

Beautiful story, beautiful quilts and a great picture of two beautiful ladies. Thanks for sharing. Made my day!

Crickets Corner said...

Thank you so much for sharing Annette's quilts and story. I have been in love with these quilts since you finished the first one and the bright yellow backing is perfect. The curved nine patch reminds me of your urban nine patch, both of which are amazing. Love, love, love the last picture; two remarkable women brought together by a common love.

Kiera Vanella said...

Oh Jenny...you out-did yourself on those quilts. Absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for sharing Annette's story too. What a dear woman she looks like.

regan said...

Both of these quilts are exquisite! And I know she was thrilled to see them! Well done! And those antique beauties she has are fabulous!

Teresa Silva said...

Sew sweet! You did such an amazing job on both of these.

Mama Pea said...

What beautiful quilting you did on these. And wow, what neat quilts she had in her house. You are both beautiful! I would love for you to do some quilting for me some day, if you are still taking on quilts. Especially my Urban Nine Patch!

Dora, the Quilter said...

The quilts are absolutely wonderful. I'm sure they will be treasured for many decades!

Esther said...

Love the picture of you and Annette. That's what it is all about.

Cathy said...

Congratulations on two spectacular quilts! Each quilt is so special and beautiful. Thank you for sharing such a great story. The last photo is wonderful too!

Cathy said...

Congratulations on two spectacular quilts! Each quilt is so special and beautiful. Thank you for sharing such a great story. The last photo is wonderful too!

Karin said...

wonderful story - and glad you got pics of the quilt tops! the curved 9-patch is what I want to make with FMF :) Annette is beautiful and so are YOU! :)

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Your quilting is GORGEOUS on both of them! Did you use wool batting?

I also love those antique quilts, very interesting how those styles are totally hot right now! :)

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Ficaram maravilhas,Parabéns as duas lindas e talentosas,moças.Beijos para vocês.

Judi said...

That is such a sweet post! You did a beautiful job Jenny - those quilts will definitely be a treasure for years to come!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Such a beautiful post, thank you for sharing xx

Anonymous said...

I love your quilting skills and how much you adore your customers!!

Lori in AZ said...

You can hand quilt old quilt tops I did 2 of my great grandma's and have a few of my grandma's I washed them in bathtub warm water cool rinse and air dry then backed, batted and hand quilted them

Abby said...

Awesome job you did for Annette, and I loved seeing her old quilts. I have a box of old quilt tops that were bequeathed to me from a friend. Not such, yet, what to do with them.