Okay, I said I was going back to modern, but I have one more inspiration from the past from my travels this past week that I just have to share- A prize winning, museum quality quilt, in my own home (well, my parent’s house anyway).
There is no date on this quilt, but we know it was made by my Great-Great Grandmother, Catherine Martin Carmany, for my Great Grandfather, William Carmany, who lived from 1875-1930. Maybe a turn of the century wedding present? Hard to say exactly. Whenever it was made, I love really do love that quilting is a tradition being passed down in my family. William’s daughter, Florence (Carmany) Walker, my maternal grandmother, taught me to quilt, and just this past week I had the joy of doing some piecing with her on my visit home.
After all this Amish and Family and Civil War Quilt inspiration, I see some sort of modern take on a master piece quilt in my near future.