12.30.2009

Blanket of History

Christmas was full of meaningful gifts for everyone in my family this year. Lots of things were made by hand and given with love, including the table I posted yesterday. But, the quilt that I made for my Grandma tops the list too :)

If you've been around for awhile you remember that my Grandpa passed away back in April. After, my Grandma gave me all of his old ties not knowing what to do with them and not wanting to throw them away.

I didn't want to make just any old project with them so I decided to make a quilt for my Grandma. I knew it would be something she would love since they were ties from my Grandpa and also because I made it with love.

All the ties cut into squares, ready for sewing
All the squares sewn into long sections

The finished quilt.


As you can imagine there were lots of tears this Christmas too. My Grandma was completely surprised and loved it beyond words.

It will certainly be an heirloom that is cherished for many, many decades to come.

30 comments:

Kristin said...

That is awesome. You are such a thoughtful granddaughter. :) And talented too!

Laura@JourneyChic said...

This is an AMAZING project! Your grandma must have been so thrilled. It's such a beautiful way (literally and figuratively) to honor your grandpa's memory. How long did it take you to do?

Design Esquire said...

What a wonderful gift! It is so thoughtful. I'm sure there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

Katie said...

What a great idea!!

LindsB said...

Laura, it took me forever to do! Well, actually I only worked on it a little at a time, but for the last two weeks I was working like crazy to get it finished. Lots of time spend on my family room floor sewing this thing, thats for sure :) It was so worth it though.

Audreya said...

It's beautiful!! I know your grandma will cherish it. I have a teddy bear one of my aunts made me from one of my great-grandmother's quilts. It's so neat when people have the talent to turn a loved one's things into an heirloom!!

JMW said...

What a thoughtful and touching gift!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

What a fantastic job...I am sure he loved it! xx

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Wow! That is incredible! How sweet of you! I cannot believe that you made that, your so talented.

Emily said...

What an amazing job Linds. Such a thoughtful gift. I love it!

Wanderluster said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

Deliciously Organized said...

You are so sweet, I bet she loved it. It's gorgeous. You are so very talented!

domestikatedlife said...

That's incredibly sweet and thoughtful! Gifts like that are where the phrase "tis better to give than receive" come from.

Happy New Year!

Kelly Green said...

What a wonderful gift and so special! Home made is always best and especially when it has so much meaning. Wish I could sew like that! KG

Stephanie Sabbe said...

Linds! I love it. I literally have tears in my eyes right now. What a special gift. You are such a thoughtful granddaughter!

pve design said...

LEB-
What a kind and thoughtful gift!
I can just see your Grandma enjoying this!
pve

Kay* said...

amazing! you created a family heirloom! that's awesome.

Ms. Bright said...

That is an amazing idea. Way to go!

Donna said...

This is so wonderful!!!

Pink to Green said...

What an incredible project and very meaningful gift; I can imagine tears over this one! Well done and I hope you had a very merry christmas!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

That is just about the sweetest thing I've ever heard. It makes ME want to cry! Happy New Year, Linds! It's been great meeting you this year!

my favorite and my best said...

crying. i am an asshole who cant sew jack. maybe a button. but a quilt? i know your grandma was beyond words and even if she didn't say it or show it i am sure that meant more to her than probably anything on planet earth.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

How awesome are YOU!! What a wonderful, personal gift - way to go, girl!

Faff Around said...

Seeing that quilt brought tears to my eyes. This is a family treasure. Good for you, it is not only beautiful, but the whole concept is beautiful.

Cote de Texas said...

wow -= what a wonderful gift and what a wonderful granddaughter! I hope to have one just like you one day!!!!

Joni

Rebecca said...

Oh my, what a thoughtful gift. This is an incredible thing to do for your grandmother.

carrie said...

This is so amazing. I love the texture and thoughtfulness. What a special piece you've created.

Lauren said...

what an AMAZING gift. It's such a good idea & I can't imagine how happy she must've been. just beautiful.

i'm really behind on my reading but can't wait to see how you organize all your crafts!!!

xoxoxo

bluehydrangea said...

How did I miss this post??!! What a great idea and amazing gift!! I love it. I have been thinking of making a quilt from my kids old Lilly clothes...I need to get on the ball.

Rachel said...

So, I'm a little behind on my blog reading...

This is really beautiful!! What a beautiful and wonderful gift - seriously. You made me tear up a bit! Great project.