Nellie Turner's Quilt

posted by Kathleen H
Wed, Jan 19 2011


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Nellie Turner lived through the 1930's Depression, when she bought a home, and rented out rooms in it.  Her grandson says she loved to quilt, smoke cigarettes, and drink alcohol.  But she was a very talented top maker, and I have several of them to finish for her descendants. As I quilted this lovely original quilt top of Nellie's, I grew rather found of her excellent taste in color, proportions, and use of old clothing to make a stunning quilt.  These old quilts pull on my heart strings.

Comments

Nana wrote re: Nellie Turner's Quilt
on Wed, Jan 19 2011 11:23 PM

Beautiful.  I too love the old quilts...they tell such a story.

gini wrote re: Nellie Turner's Quilt
on Thu, Jan 20 2011 1:30 AM

what a treasure you have   beautiful quilt

Leslie wrote re: Nellie Turner's Quilt
on Thu, Jan 20 2011 7:28 AM

Beautiful quilt

Granny M wrote re: Nellie Turner's Quilt
on Thu, Jan 20 2011 9:06 AM

How really interesting to be able to work with old quilt top with history, beautiful quilt.

Valerie wrote re: Nellie Turner's Quilt
on Thu, Jan 20 2011 9:10 AM

I love old quilts

Susan Smith wrote re: Nellie Turner's Quilt
on Thu, Jan 20 2011 12:00 PM

Nothing is more precious than memories of old fabrics... the new ones today do not even compare to those of the by-gone days... They are my favorites!!!

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Nellie Turner's Quilt
on Thu, Jan 20 2011 6:01 PM

Love you story about Nellie.  I'll bet she was a hoot.  She did nice work on this quilt top

Barbara Arnold wrote re: Nellie Turner's Quilt
on Fri, Jul 8 2011 5:12 PM

I love the old quilts too.  Beautiful

Marie wrote re: Nellie Turner's Quilt
on Sat, Jul 9 2011 1:57 PM

Kathleen looks like many of us quilters are like Nellie putting together tops and putting them into an UFO pile.  Beautiful quilt and what an honor the family chose you to finish it and others for them.

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