My husband's Great-Aunt Ruth was a prolific quilter until her eyesight gave out. I haven't had the opportunity to get to know her personally, since we have never lived close by, but I do have some of her quilts to admire. I thought you might appreciate a peek at her work.
The butterfly quilt was her wedding gift to us. It is hanquilted, and I check the stiches on it occasionally to see if I'm getting my stitches on my quilts as even as hers. I'm sure you noticed the prairie points too. I measured those to give me a place to start when I was auditioning point sizes for my leaf quit.
The quilt below was a gift for my son when he was born. It arrived complete with the first place ribbon it won at the Stanley Fair. I love the brown border. It wouldn't have occurred to me to use such a colour for a baby quilt but it frames "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" perfectly.
I also have my husbands baby quilt that Aunt Ruth and Aunt Beth worked on together, but I haven't figured out how to photograph it properly. It is a handquilted whole cloth reversible quilt, pink on one side, blue on the other, with alternating pink and blue prairie points. I haven't gotten the lighting right to get the quilting to show, but it's a wonderful quilt.
Thank you Aunt Ruth! I'm off to quilt on my daughter's quilt now, striving for even stitches just like yours!
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