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Jan’s Quilts “Sunday’s Best”

February 23, 2013

Jan’s Quilts 100 “Sunday’s Best”

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

My inspiration for the quilt in my previous post is from Jan.

3822036594_7ba8e3f060_bPhoto taken June 23 2009 by the Tuesday quilt group to document Jan’s quilts

I like that Jan put small buttons and other embellishments on some of the women. I also like the simplicity of her quilting design on the alternate blocks. Jan used the same fabric on her background blocks. I am going with a scrappier look.

IMG_0338Jan also used the same black for the body color and I am using as many shades as I can find. More like all the family members in my family.

3822036636_c90e3819af_bHere is the label on Jan’s quilt. She names this quilt “Sunday Best” Jan named every quilt she ever made.  See more buttons on the green dress in the above picture. Jan’s signature for her quilts was her strip bindings.

Sunday Best

When I made this quilt I saw little girls

all dressed up in their very best for Sunday

School. The pattern is a variation of the

old TIN MAN block. My inspiration was

an antique quilt top I saw at Houston many

years ago. The owner was gracious enough to

let me photograph it.

Janice 2005

The label above says SOLD FOR $9000.00 Houston Quilt Show 1999.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter Jan died the women in our Tuesday Quilters group were able to select a few of her quilt items.  I wrote a post on it back at that time. In going through some of the fabrics I selected I came across some of Jan’s orphan blocks from this quilt. They are just slightly smaller than my block size.

7956869100_1ca86b3e6d_bPhoto taken Sept 8 2012

I could put a coping strip around Jan’s block to bring her block up to the size of mine or I could use it on my label on the back of my quilt.

It’s all about memories today isn’t it.

Memory Quilt Block

February 23, 2013

Memory Quilt Block

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

On Monday, President’s Day, there was no school. My son and I walked around a path on the ice on the lake. Just as we were finishing our walk an eagle soared above us and circled above our heads and  then to the north side of the lake. They take my breath away.

IMG_0304   IMG_0306Today fresh snow…

and a quiet morning…IMG_0305

It’s Susan and Wades birthdays today. My children’s grandma Susan died of breast cancer in 1994 after a 13 year battle. Her daughter Sharon found out she had colon cancer 4 months later and died in 1999. Cancer is a terrible thing. Today I cut a piece of fabric from a shirt of Susan’s I had in storage. I made it into a quilt block and added it to a Black Folk Art quilt. The block with the zebra on it was from the pillowcase that was on Sharon’s bed in SFO with matching sheets. I kept the pillowcase knowing I wanted to use the fabric. I made that block a few years ago.




100 percent cotton fabric

perfect for a quilt!