Monday, April 6, 2009
Blue Monday/Vintage Baby Quilt
Happy Blue Monday! Much thanks to Sally for hosting Blue Monday, and for many other fabulous blue finds please visit Smiling Sally. I guarantee you won't be disappointed!
Today I am sharing a vintage baby quilt created by my husband's grandmother. Armella is quite the accomplished seamstress/quilter and I have been graced with the gift of caring for this beautiful baby quilt created in 1945. It is over 60-years old and was lovingly preserved.
Armella created the baby quilt for her son, my father-in-law, in 1945. It was then passed on to my mother-in-law in 1967 when my husband was born. Almost forty-years later, it was passed on to me with the birth of our son, Benjamin in 2006.
Small side note...I think this is a really cool fact...Benjamin Paul was born almost 90-years to the day that his great-grandfather was born (Paul) (birthdays are a mere two-days apart)and almost 62-years to the day that his grandfather, Gary Paul, was born(1-day apart). Sadly, Daddy (Christopher Paul) broke the birthday chain, but wait...Daddy was born on Father's Day in 1967 so I guess that makes up for it! Fortunately, I was able to do my part and delivered Ben as destiny "scheduled". Ha Ha! Wow, I feel bad for Ben's future wife, that's a lot of baby pressure!
Armella's sweet signature on the back of the quilt.