Quiet and Relaxing Photography

Finally, I am posting the Q’s and R’s for you.

Let’s start with the Q’s.  I decided to open up my cedar chest and focus on the Quilts I have in there.  Some are well over 150 years of age, one is only about 20 and one isn’t done, yet.

butterfly quilt

This Butterfly Quilt was made by my maternal grandmother for my high school graduation.  It covered my bed through college and up until about 10 years ago when it began to show more than a few signs of wear and I retired it.  It will go down to one of my nieces.

albub quilt

This quilt was made for my maternal grandmother by her mother and all of their neighbors, family, friends, teachers, etc.  You see, my maternal grandparents eloped, so her mom had everyone pitch in and do blocks for an album quilt for the newlyweds.  In fact, that lower block that says Father Mother Gillum?  That was done my my great-grandmother.  This quilt was done in 1939.  Everyone got together a had a quilting bee and quilted it, too.  This is a very special quilt and I remember Mammaw showing it to me when I was about 10 or so, and I remember telling her that when she died, I wanted it.  I have promised it to my oldest niece, Kim.  But, Kim?  You are going to have to wait a very long time for it because I’m not going anywhere for at least 50 more years. 🙂

drunkard's path

This Drunkard’s Path quilt was made by Mammaw’s oldest sister’s daughter, Mae Frances.  Mae was about a year younger than Mammaw and was only 9 months old when her own mother died of TB.  Mae was raised by my great-grandparents and was more like a sister to Mammaw than a niece.  Mae also was one of my absolute favorite cousins and I loved visiting her.  She was always piecing a quilt – and I mean that.  I do not remember a time when she wasn’t.  She made this for Scott and I and I have started quilting it.  One day I hope to go back to it and get it all finished.

grandmother's flower garden

This quilt was made for me by my paternal grandmother – the one who just turned 100 years old.  I realized it had never been on a bed, so I decided to remedy that and it is going on my bed tonight.  I’ll sleep under it for a few years, then set it aside for another niece.

Now to Scott’s side of the family.

double wedding ring

This is one of the quilts that is over 150 years old.  It, and those following, came from Scott’s maternal grandmother’s family.  Scott’s grandmother knew I loved family quilts and she knew I would take good care of them.  Obviously, this one is Double Wedding Ring.

old quilt2

I think this quilt is called Cathedral Windows… Or it could be Orange Peel.  It, too, is over 150 years of age.

old quilt

As is this quilt, but I have no idea what it is called.  Cindy?  Do you know?

Now, on to the R’s.


Raindrops on a baby maple tree.


Ramses the Ram.


Wee clay Rabbits.  And I do mean wee – they are about .5″ – .75″ tall.


Rapscallion.  Look at that face!  Isn’t he just the handsomest cat you ever saw?  Okay, maybe I’m biased, but I do love this cat.

Acorn to Oak Q pictures

Delighted Hands Q pictures

Eweniquely Ewe Q pictures

My Yellow Swing Q pictures and R pictures

Sanna’s Bag


6 Responses

  1. Sandy O' Says:

    What wonderful quilts and the family memories that goes with them! The wee clay rabbits are precious!

  2. Sandy O' Says:

    PS The last quilt pattern you weren’t sure about may be called “Devil’s Claw”.

  3. roxie Says:

    Or, the last quilt may be called some sort of star. Or you can call it anything you want, since works of art get individual names. Call it “Starry, starry night.” Your heirloom quilts are awesome! And your rapscallion just charms my socks off. LOOK at that sweet face!

  4. Cindy in FL Says:

    Great collection of quilts-what a treasure! I know the last quilt block is made of Ohio stars but there are many different names when they get grouped together! The orange peel is also called robbing peter to pay paul! Fun! And yes, you do have a handsome fur baby!

  5. Cheryl Says:

    You have a lot of wonderful quilts!

    That pic of your cat is adorable! What a cutie and very relaxed. 🙂

  6. Shelley B Says:

    Love the quilts and the stories behind them. And it’s also very sweet that your family knows how much you treasure them and gives them to you for safekeeping!

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