Sunday, June 19, 2011

My Sister Eileen's Selvage Quilts

 My sister Eileen Lovett of Rhode Island came to my house yesterday for a reunion, and she brought some selvage quilts to show us. Didn't she do a great job? These three patterns are in my book "Quilts from the Selvage Edge." You can see her peeking over the top of the quilt above.


We're still friends with the girls who were our next-door neighbors when we were growing up, so we've known each other from day one. Three girls in our family, three in theirs, and our two moms. We had a great time. Eileen made up a contest called the "Mother Goose Awards" where our two moms awarded ribbons for tons of different categories; the prize was the "Goody Two-Shoes" award (baby-sized clear, sparkly jellies, $5 from Walmart) won by Sandi in the pink top. Lots of laughs. Then we looked at old photos of our birthday parties from the 1960's. Cool dresses. Haha.

13 comments:

Kim said...

It all goes too quickly...so much fun to get together and remember the good old days :0).....I think we are the same age Karen :0)!

Love your sisters quilts, looks like you really inspired her!

Happy Sewing

RustyBird said...

I LOVE the 6-pointed star quilt. It's beautiful!

Will you be posting pics of the 60's birthday parties? Those would be great to see!

Poppyprint said...

That sounds like a hilarious reunion! Lovely quilts, too!

nrnoodle said...

All I can say is WOW!! They look great!

Jackie said...

What a fun day!! Those quilts are just fabulous!! You are certainly a quilting family.

Linda said...

What lovely quilts made by your sister! Oh, you're so blessed to have a sis who's a quilter and a "fan" too! Not all of us are so fortunate. It's wonderful to know you had such a fun and memory-making day.

Stephanie said...

So selvedge quilting is a family affair! Beautiful quilts. What a fun reunion...I think you should all have dressed in clothes from the 60s too. :o)

Thearica said...

LOVE that first quilt!! That one rocks!

Char said...

Sounds like loads of fun.

I love you sister's quilts. I have 2 sisters also but they don't sew or quilt.

Jean said...

Very pretty! She did an awesome job!

Klaudia said...

Oohh, what a wonderful quilt...very nice!!

Greating, from
Klaudia (Germany)

Sara said...

These are fabulous! Thanks for showing them to us for inspiration. The star is my favorite one.

JoAnne said...

Such special memories you all must have! Your sister's quilts are gorgeous!