Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thanksgiving?

Where has this year gone?! It really is hard to believe that it's time for Thanksgiving. I've never displayed this quilt before. It was made from a kit, and I purchased it at an auction for $30. It isn't a beauty, and the quilting is fairly crude, but it has slightly Fall-ish colors, so up it went for the next week or so. After that, it will be time for Christmas again - is that right, or did I sleep through the summer?! The tablerunner was whipped up a couple of years ago using Seminole piecing methods - great for squares on point. I've only made a few quilted items, as I really prefer to make quilts themselves. This is on the chest that sits in front of the quilt. You can probably see the stitches without enlarging!
The handsome devils in the photos are, in the background, my great-grandfather in his Civil War uniform. Yes, great-grandfather! Our family has very long generations. I am the youngest of parents who are the youngest. And, no, I am not that old - I'll be 52 shortly. On the left is my dad, and the blond little boy is my husband's dad. My husband doesn't like personal photos displayed; he says that we know what we look like! But, these are nearly always right here in the dining room.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!



15 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

The Poppy quilt is beautiful! Know what you mean about being the youngest of the youngest - my Mom had a niece that was two years older than her!

Karen said...

I made a vest years ago in the Seminole piecing style. I like your table runner. It looks very fall.
I agree with you. Thanksgiving and Christmas are rolling around so fast. They will be here and gone in no time at all.

Julie in the Barn said...

I remember Seminole piecing, too. I think I made a quilted vest or some such garment using that method. I do love to see old photos that people display. I have several around the house of grandparents and such. The only newer ones are the most recent grandkid photos. I'm not a fan of those studio family portraits many have above the fireplace. Instead, why not just hang a mirror?

ann hermes said...

I love your display with the old photos. The quilt is a perfect back drop for the scene.

Kathie said...

I love the table the way you decorated it wonderful.
that table runner is perfect for this time of year.
never did any seminole piecing maybe I need to give it a try.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well as Vicki and her family.
Kathie

QuilterPattiO said...

The poppy quilt is fantastic. What a find and a steal. Just love it!

Lori said...

I love the old photos and I have several displayed at my house too.
The quilt is lovely and looks perfect hanging there!!

Vicki said...

Happy Birthday, Jan!

Marilyn Robertson said...

The beautiful quilt gives the perfect setting for you family photographs - what a treasure! Happy Thanksgiving!

Celtic Heart said...

It's beautiful. I love that style of quilt kits.

Barb said...

what a wonderful quilt - and only $30 that is a steal! good for you.
Your runner looks great with the crepe paper turkey - love him

Teresa said...

Love the quilt and table runner. I have always loved those vintage quilt kits!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Barb said...

Your quilt is just lovely....and the runner as well.

Miri said...

I'm working on making that poppy quilt...mine is from a pattern from a vintage Mountain Mist batting wrapper. LOL! Great to see your truly vintage one-what a deal at $30!

Amy Cate said...

When I saw the poppy quilt was gone and the Christmas one was up, I meant to tell you that on Facebook, Sarah said how much she loved the poppy quilt (but of course I forgot -- imagine that). Just thought you'd like to know :)