Oh joy when Mom pulled these beauties out of a trunk and asked if I'd like to have them. All handmade by my Aunt Emma, one of my dad's sisters. Dad is the youngest (nearly 94) of ten children and the only one still living. Lucky me.
The blocks are big and there are 9 of them. No time at the moment to take new photos so these were taken at Mom's house. When I have the time I think I'll make a new garden lady quilt. You may remember my previous Ladies of the Garden that I've shared HERE and HERE.
Dad's family were cotton farmers in Texas. His family also made this gorgeous Double Wedding Ring quilt top, hand pieced. Don't you love the yellow background? It was given to me nearly 30 years ago, before I quilted. Moving as much as I did I feared it getting lost so Mom held onto it for me. Now it's back home again. It's in excellent condition.
This was a huge surprise that Mom pulled out of the trunk. It's in mint condition and I believe it's all hand pieced. This beauty also came from Dad's family. Mom knows I'll love and appreciate and finish these beauties. I have others to share so stay tuned. Mom still has beauties in the trunk for my sister. Happiness is a Mom with a trunk filled with goodness.
Happy Hearts Day!