Category Archives: crazyquilt

Oct.4th, then Museum quilts

The first quilt that I’m posting was amazing, made by Granny Irwin. 


Impressed? I sure was!! 

Another one of her crazy quilts

The next quilt was made by Earl Blackwell, he was disabled with emphysema.He would work,on the quilt while propped up in bed. His wife hand quilted the quilt, it took her only three months.

This quilt was made by a 15 yr old girl in 1864.  
How about the twisted tobacco on this quilt..  
The lady who made this quilt traveled so she gathered fabric from each State for this quilt   

The hand quilting on this quilt ,puts my hand quilting to shame!!  
I bought this book while there at the museum,it is awesome read of the people . Just a small peak… 

Sorry that it is sideways…😕

There is so much more to see and the photos only show a fraction what is to see and feel!!

So if you are going though Tennessee, look up the Museum, stop and visit for its a wonderful place to stretch your legs. If your a quilt lover than purchase the book to read on the way home, you’ll not be sorry!

Now back to my “life “


Jan.4th,2015.. a quilt using vintage keep sakes

I was given a pillowcase of doilies ,ties,table runners and and pillowcases along with some old dresses. The dear lady wanted these things made into a quilt for her sister’s birthday.They were things from their Grandmother and Mama. I told her, I sure would try.

So for several days the dining room table was a mess, the family ate in the family room.{so glad the family puts up with my messes!}

Here is what I did.I sure hope the sister is happy with it!


here are some block pictures..imageimageimageimageimageimage


I also finished up 13 pillows for christmas gifts for a customer made from shirts.I wasn’t able to get pictures of them all for time ran out on me ,and she needed to get some in the mail so they would arrive before Christmas.


They were so fun to make !!

Now I’m working on a project for my Mama’s sewing circle. It is a New York Beauty.I have one block finished.


Isn’t amazing how young children find modern tech so fascinating! here’s two of the grand children wrapped up in tech.I think it was Thomas the Tank engine.


Blessings to all, Deb