Thursday, February 4, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Volume #7

It's Throwback Thursday time again.  I am linking up with Jenn at Quarter Inch from the Edge again this month to show you something quilty from my pre-blogging days.  I started blogging in February of 2008 (Happy Bloggy Birthday to me!)  and I made the following three lap quilts in 2006.  I made them for my nephews, sons of my Quilty Sister.  If memory serves me correctly, they were living in The Hague in Holland at the time so these quilts were hugs across the ocean.

The first one is for Adam, the oldest, and it is called "Fraser Castle"  after their Scottish ancestral ties
All three quilts are hand quilted by me with muslin backing.  I don't have a photo of the label but I remember that there is one on it.  I used a Black Watch plaid for the binding.  


for middle nephew, Andrew, I made "Canadian Snowball"  I cut each piece out using a template following the pattern in the book "Old Nova Scotia Quilts"  For the binding I used New Brunswick tartan because that is where Andrew's Fraser ancestors were from.  










For the youngest, David, I made "Nova Scotia Nine Patch"  Again, using templates and cutting out each block.  for the binding on this one, of course, I used Nova Scotia tartan fabric.  







Today Adam is 27  Andrew is 25  and David is 23 and they are all living in Calgary, Alberta.    I think they have outgrown their lap quilts,  Might be time to start thinking about making them each something new.  

Stop by Jenn's blog and check out all the link-ups. Or better yet, write up a post and join in.  It's fun to look back.  


13 comments:

  1. These are all lovely, but I'm really liking the Nova Scotia 9-patch! Something about it just grabbed my attention. :) It reminds me of a granny square in a way, but in the reverse maybe?

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  2. These quilts are all so wonderful! Love how you incorporated those special fabrics into the quilts and bindings. Lucky lads!

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  3. Such happy memories for you al

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  4. Love the look of simple, older quilts. Although it's been only 10 years, the fact that you used white and only one or two colours and a very traditional pattern makes them look like they could have been passed down through a couple generations. Lucky nephews!

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  5. Beautiful work, as always, Linda. I especially like your tartan bindings. I bet the boys all still have -and love - their quilts.

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  6. Can you imagine binding a quilt with tartan now? I dare you, Linda. I dare you! Such lovely gifts for your nephews. I'm sure they loved them to bits, both literally and figuratively. Thanks for linking up with Throwback Thursday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

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  7. Lovely quilts. Love the binding.

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  8. These are all such beautiful quilts . Your nephews are luck to have them.

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  9. I love these! So striking! I have never made a two colour quilt... always wanted to but never took the time. I really like the tartan for bindings...I'd be all over that. (Even though Jen might laugh at me.)
    I love that you used traditional Nova Scotian patterns for the boys. I've always thought of a two colour school house quilt...but so much repetitive sewing. Makes my eyes cross just thinking about it.

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  10. I have a "thing" for two-coloured quilts, especially red and white. They're all beautiful and just perfect for being loved and cuddled under.

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  11. Three lucky nephews, esp. if they all get new Quilts! xo

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  12. a white and a colour is such a nicely coloured quilt. well done!

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