my all time fav quilt. {bloggers quilt festival.}

17 April 2009



so this is my all time fav quilt.
i made this for my granddaddy last year.
the quilt was my version of a symbol of his love from my grandmomma.

most of my everyday readers know this quilt's history.
so to my new visitors via bloggers quilt festival...
if you wanna catch up on this quilt and it's story...follow this list:
{please excuse the older post blahness.
they were transplants from my old blog.}

to see more quilters share their fav quilts of all time...go HERE.
{and thanks amy for hosting this!!!}

thanks for stopping by.
yall come back now, you here.

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64 comments:

Bunny said...

Sepia tones! What a wonderful look this quilt has.

Stephanie said...

A very special gift.

Nadine said...

Love the quilt, and it's such a special gift. My grandparents were "Grandmama" and "Grandpapa" to me, and though I've never run across anyone else who calls grandparents by quite the same names, yours are close! Thanks for sharing the quilt.

rachel griffith said...

thanks nadine.

Robin said...

I think this must be one of the most special quilts I have seen! Such a great idea and it came out beautiful!

Anina said...

This is a wonderful, special quilt.

Aunt Spicy said...

What a lovely quilt and great heirloom! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog...I have super loved reading your blog, your work is beautiful!

StegArt said...

Lovely! A family treasure!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Great quilt - and the meaning is so special! Quite a treasure :)

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Such a great reason for a quilt!

Doris said...

Very cool, Rachel!

TextileTraveler said...

Thank you for your comment on my quilt. This is really lovely, and what a wonderful gift to celebrate love.

kangaroo said...

awwwwwwww.......

Big Sky Paper and Design said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog - your quilt is lovely and a wonderful gift of love! Happy quilting :)

Serena said...

This is just a great quilt. I love when family stories are incorporated into heirlooms. Great Work

Muddling Through said...

That's what it's all about - sharing love. And how precious that your granddad received such a meaningful gift from you.

Becky said...

LOVELY!!! And sweet that it is for your granddaddy.

Stephanie D. said...

What a lovely story! You can see how much they love each other--it's as if the cake and whoever is taking the picture really aren't there at all.

I liked the way you did some of the squares around the photo darker than the others--it really set the picture off. Nice work!

Thimbleanna said...

I remember when you posted this Rachel -- it's beautiful!

Melody said...

I love the romance of your quilt and its story. Fabulous!

VerrySherry said...

oh the romance, the music, how soothing and beautiful. Your blog was a treat to visit tonight.

Zonnah said...

You did a great job on this. I like how the picture blends in with the quilt.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Really sweet quilt! Love the neutral tones.

Trudi said...

This is lovely quilt, but most of all a very special gift. thanks for sharing (again) and thanks for the comments on my blog :o)

Mary L. said...

Great quilt and even great love story! What a treasure.

Anya said...

Lovely story and lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing.

em's scrapbag said...

What a precious quilt.

Natalie said...

Such a great idea! This is a really wonderful gift and such a lovely quilt!

Kerri said...

this is so lovely!! what a great gift for your grandpa!!

Mushyhed said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Kim said...

This is such a sweet story! And a lovely quilt :-) I like the sepia tone fabric you used that suits the photo so well. And the pattern just highlights the photo. Too precious!

Loreen Leedy said...

Well done, thanks for sharing it.

Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

beautiful in so many ways!

Robin said...

What a lovely and heartfelt quilt and an amazing gift. Thanks so much for sharing its story. :)

Lollydo said...

rachel, wow ... i loved my grandaddy with all my heart. what a beautiful quilt with such love. Between the story and the music, well I had to wipe a few tears from my eyes. I can't wait to see what else!

Natasha said...

That is absolutely gorgeous and gives me a warm fuzzy feeling!

nicolette said...

Such a special quilt and gift!

scrappy quilter said...

What a wonderful gift to make.

Coloradolady said...

This is so beautiful. What a special gift for your grandfather. I loved the story behind this quilt. The colors are wonderful and compliment the photo perfectly.

Quilt Rat said...

awwwwwww! so sweet

Dana W. Fisher said...

What a lovely piece, Rachel. The quilt fabrics work so beautifully with the sepia photograph. I'm so happy that the Bloggers Quilt Festival let me discover your blog.

Ariane said...

A wonderful quilt. Love the colors and the quilting.

Pamela said...

Sweet and sentimental, very nice!

Micki said...

I joined the list too..love the natural tones in the quilt. It is lovely!
Micki

Kristie said...

That is just lovely! Lot's of wonderful memories in that quilt!
Kristie

Kim said...

Your work is inspiring! Thank you for sharing it.

Mimi said...

How beautiful and what a nice gift.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Hugs

Tami said...

Ah, a stunning heirloom memory quilt. Great idea and the perfect colors to compliment that photograph.

Sara said...

Very sweet quilt!!!!

rebecs said...

what a great idea. looks wonderful!

two hippos said...

The neutral tones are really neat together. What a great gift!

Kari said...

Lovely quilt. I'm sure it will be cherished!

Judy Alexander said...

I love with quilts with special meaning and sentimental value. I am sure this will become a family heirloom. Beautiful.

The Pink Ganeshji said...

What a lovely remembrance! I love the colors you've chosen----they showcase the centerpiece perfectly.

TexasRed said...

I left an award over on my page: http://www.texasredbooks.com/2009/04/new-awards-and-moving-news.html

happy zombie said...

How wonderful!

acardaday said...

what a beautiful gesture, the perfect gift in fact. I love it. nova xxx

Mandy said...

What a lovely quilt. The central photograph is just perfect. Such a very special gift.

Mandy said...

What a lovely quilt. The central photograph is just perfect. Such a very special gift.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

aw it is lovely

Christa Irell said...

What a thoughtful and beautiful gift! You did a lovely job.

Michelle said...

It is so beautiful and so special. I love the way the soft colours set off the photo. It truly is an heirloom!

ohnikki said...

Oh! I love this quilt! So special and meaningful! And a wonderful family treasure! I may have to make one myself!

Jill said...

love you blog. Wish I had a charm pack to swap!

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