Show and Tell - Grandmother's Quilt

Time for Kelli's Show and Tell, go to her blog There's No Place Like Home for more fun!

Tonight I'm sharing a quilt my grandmother made over 45 years ago. She only made the quilt top and gave it to me to finish! I never did learn how to do it, so I finally paid a nice elderly woman to finish it for me. She did it by hand! My grandmother wanted my daughter to have it (I only had one daughter at the time, now I have two!) I'm displaying the quilt on the end of the antique iron bed in my guest room.

I don't know the name of the pattern, I don't think it is Sunbonnet Sue. Do you know the name of the pattern?

To continue with sharing my Ivy and Innocence collection, I'm featuring the Fire House.
Click on each picture to see tiny details.

Ivy Fire Department

Ivy Fire House and Pumper No. 2

The back and side of the Ivy Fire House shows the pole the firemen slide down. On this side of the pumper you can see the hose better. Can you see the black boots, bell, and bucket?

Left to right: Junior Fire Captain, Captain Blaze, and Sparky's House.

Two miscellaneous pieces, left - "Special Delivery." Right - "The Garden Gate."
If you haven't seen my other village collections, go to the April Show and Tells to see the antique shop, Bed and Breakfast, Florist, Church, School, etc.

I hope you have enjoyed my Show and Tell!



Martie said...

I love your collection and I really love the quilt. How beautiful.


ceekay said...

The quilt is beautiful. And girl, you sure have the collection of those houses and accessories. They are so cute and every one is so decorated. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's day!

Jewelgirl said...

A beautiful quilt! I hope we get
to see a photo of ALL the Ivy
houses together, this is a big
collection! WOW!

Carrie said...

I am sure either of your girls would enjoy having the beautiful heirloom quilt.
Your Ivy and Innocence collection is really quite extensive. I have not seen this any where else. Thanks for sharing with your clear photos.

Susie said...

What a wonderful keepsake from your Grandma. It makes a great family heirloom.

Tiffany said...

Your quilt is such a keepsake!Do you cuddle up in it at all or is it for show only?

Hootin' Anni said...

Boy howdy, I'll tellya right here, right now....I would dearly love to have seen a 'for sale' sign in that photo of your quilt!!! I want it.

My show n tell in honor of mother's this weekend, is some of my mom's antique cooking implements.

Happy Friday!!!

Simply Heart And Home said...


The quilt is so beautiful. I can not imagine how many hours it must have taken to make it. Wow!

Your Ivy and Innocence is lovely.

Linda said...

Love your quilt...what a wonderful treasure from your Grandma. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day! Hugs, Linda

Bonita said...

That quilt is so beautiful! I couldn't hardly take my eyes off of it. What a treasure!

Constance said...

What a gorgeous quilt! It's special and how wonderful to have it where you can proudly display it!

Many years ago, I cleaned for an elderly lady, Miss Edith. When she moved in with her son she gave me the quilt top that she had made after her husband died, her therapy quilt. My best friend (a quilter herself) finished it for me and presented it back to me. Miss Edith was thrilled when I showed it to her!

A Hint of Home said...

I love the quilt pattern. How special you have this gift to pass down.

Barbara H. said...

I am so glad you got the quilt finished. What a treasure! The fire house is cute.

LBP said...

What a beautiful quilt even more special since your grandmother made it.



Jaderocks said...

What a wonderful heirloom you have and the fact that it was made by your grandmother makes it even more special. You really do have a great collection of the Ivy and Innocence. I love the mailbox and the little fence.

Kelli said...

What a *wonderful* quilt! Your grandmother did a beautiful job and I'm glad you were able to have it finished up. Happy Mother's Day!

Mary said...


I absolutely LOVE your quilt. That is the Sunbonnet Sue pattern.

Enjoyed my visit, as always. I hope you had a fabulous day.

Adrienne said...

Katherine -
This beautiful quilt reminds me of a quilt pattern I have but have never made. When my son was very little I saw a quilt pattern I loved advertised in a magazine. It was an old-fashioned girl similar to the one on your quilt. The pattern was called "Melissa". I so hoped that someday I would have a daughter and since childhood had thought I would name a daughter Melissa. Then God gave us our precious daughter - we named her Melissa. I found that the pattern was available so I ordered it but I couldn't afford the supplies. Then she began to grow up and I decided to wait until she would 'appreciate' the quilt. Now she is grown up, a busy mother and wife, and I don't think her husband would appreciate the quilt on their bed. I've never made it but seeing yours has given me reason to think I should! Perhaps someday. I'll let you know when I do.

Love Bears All Things said...

This is the Southern Belle Sunbonnet Sue.
Mama Bear