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>> Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Painted Ladies made by my Aunt Faye {in the '80s I think}

My sister prompted this post - and a few more like it. This is something I have been meaning to do for awhile now. She posted her quilt made by my Aunt last Sunday. At the time we shared a room with twin beds so that might be the reason that both quilts have the same yellow check squares. I remember my Aunt had two with blue check squares at her house that I think featured Raggedy Ann and Andy. My brother's quilt is larger, for a double bed at least, and has black checks and painted racecars.

The ladies all face different directions and are painted quite vibrantly. I always liked this one in yellow.
This type of paint is still available! I've seen it in the Mary Maxim catalog and found it on their site here. I remember painting with these paints large colouring page like images and we had them up in our room. My mom used similar paints and made pillowcases with Sesame Street characters on them.

I'm pretty sure that I've never let my daughter use this quilt - or only briefly if I did. I had this quilt on my bed for many, many years.

The backing fabric is not cotton, a thin muslin, I think. The binding is also starting to fray and I would only replace it if I can find a similar yellow check print.

I'm not sure what quilt my sister has planned to reveal next, but I'll try and share a quilt each Wednesday this month to at least give our mom a treat twice a week!:)

I have photographs of the wedding samplers that my sister and I made together that I will try and scan to share as well. Then at least I will have all of my photos ready for when I get the Quilt Album software to permanently document these treasures.

Do you have family quilts to photograph? Take advantage of the nice sunny summer evenings to get them outside and photographed. Then thank my sister!:)

With Joy,

Sarah Vee


Rachel Slote-Brown August 10, 2011 at 1:21 PM  

I always loved your ladies quilt.
oh... I have the Sesame Street pillow case. It's in rough shape too. Trying to decide if I should leave it as is or do something with it.
Thanks for sharing. It was great to see your quilt again. I saw Matt's when we visited this summer and it has race cars and a bunch of other vehicles too.

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