Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Day 7 Spring Air Top Hop And Treasures from my Daddy!!

Hey all! I had the best surprise on Monday!! But I had already posted, so I didn't want to bog anyone down!! Back story, My Dad went to visit his cousin (Audrey) over the weekend. My Dad is 73 and I'm not sure how much older Audrey is, but I think it is ten years or so. She has always been very active had a sharp mind and was often out with her 'Man Friend' who has been her companion for 15 years or better. Well she is now in a care facility and does NOT want to be there!! To top it off her 'Man Friend' passed away this weekend!!  So, Dad was going to try to calm her down and see if he could offer any help. While he was there he asked Audrey if he could have some of the quilts his grandmother had made!! (Audrey has no children and her only other family is another cousin who helps along with Dad) She was more than happy to let him pick out what he wanted!! And of course they were for ME!! :)
Postage Stamp

The first one (Postage Stamp) is not in that great of shape! Many of the little squares have been replaced, but were NOT replace with cotton. Feels like a synthetic of some sort! It will take a little TLC to get this one back in shape! But can I tell you the back is PERFECT! It is the flipped over Bright Yellow (My guess is feed sack) and I LOVE it!! It is not 'quilted' only tied with fine purple thread... to the back side! Weird!!

The second one is probably in the best shape! The back is a fake out itty bitty triangle thing Heidi (aka Hagatha or the Troll guarding the bridge) has it flipped over on her side. This one is also tied and I think I might see if it is big enough to fit my bed! If so... I am SO putting it on there!!
Tumbler Blocks

 The third one, the tumbler, is in pretty good shape. It needs a new binding and I need to see if I can work the water stains out of it! (Can we say hello Biz and a special thank you to Mary for her leg work in this matter!! Thanks for your help!!)
So I will be pulling out the stops and working magic on this big bad (my guess is this one is a queen!)
My Dad says these were  either made by his Mother (Flossie Festina Elizabeth Fettererer Iffland) or his Grandmother (who I only know by Grandma Cook  LOL) But his grandmother has been gone since the early 50's and his Mother passed away soon after my Sister was born in '71!

OK Now we are still in a blog hop here!!  What amazing Toppers we have seen so far! And... THERE ARE MORE!!!!

 Tuesday April 24th

Catch them now! Last two days to hop along!!!


  1. Such a treasure Josie - you're very lucky to have these. blessings, marlene

  2. Lucky you to receive those beautiful quilts. I'll bet each one has a story of it's own. Enjoy!

  3. wow what beautiful quilts. I am sure they are happy to have found such a lovely quilty home!

  4. How wonderful that you get to be the caretaker of these family heirlooms! And you are already being a good caretaker by planning to restore them.......they have found their new home.......