Vintage Family Quilts

Vintage Quilt Series – Part 2

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Over Christmas break I was so excited my mother-in-law, Brenda, broke out some of her family quilts. They are beautiful, and I am excited to show them to you!  Granny Hallum is Clayton’s mom, Clayton & Mary (pictured) are Brenda’s parents, and Brenda is my husband’s stepmom.

Granny Hallum made several of the quilts I will feature here, and they are just the tip of the iceberg. She has made many many more!

The first one is a bow tie quilt. After seeing this quilt, I really want to make a bow tie quilt!

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The middle of the quilt is made with seersucker fabrics. She was two squares shy of making a full square. I wonder if she laughed about it, was frustrated, or just knew that is how it goes when you use what you got!  I wonder what clothes this fabric came from, or maybe this was leftover fabric from some clothes she made.  The bow ties don’t really have a directional pattern. I like the mix of more masculine fabrics in the middle and more soft fabrics around the outside.

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She frequently used a sheet or thin cloth as her batting. They did live in southern Oklahoma where it was hot more than cold, so it would be more practical. She folded the backing over to make the binding.

I believe the individual blocks were hand pieced, but the rows were machine pieced.  This quilt is machine quilted. She used the stitch-in-the-ditch method of quilting, meaning she followed the seams of the quilt blocks. The back of the quilt is white muslin fabric, which would have also been cooler for the hot southern Oklahoma nights.

 

As a little teaser, these are the other quilts we will be showing on here by Granny Hallum!

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I hope you enjoyed this vintage quilt and are looking forward to the others! I think they are beautiful, but I am a little bias.

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