Thursday, July 31, 2008

Skeeter's Family Heirlooms-World without End



Still Skeeter's family heirloom but this one came to Skeeter by way of her hubby, The Saint. It's a crib quilt made for the Saint by his great grandmother, it's a variation of World without End. I call it a a variation because the Saint's great grandmother carried each color through the center, and I like this look much better than the other.
World without End falls in the same category as the star quilts. The stars quilts are the chosen favorite for crib quilts or youth blankets. Young children enjoy the geometric effects of the star patterns and I see why this is called ''World without End."

This pattern can either be appliqued on a solid background or pieced with a second sized triangle fitting each star together.

I'm guessing each star in The Saints quilt is approximately 6'' when finished, it's made with 12 x 9 stars and is superb work.

My Quilting primer book suggest this pattern should be made with Early American cottons and linens, this crib quilt seems to display that quality quite well and is in great shape!

Thanks again Skeeter! C & G Design.

9 comments:

tina said...

That is a very nice display of the quilts Skeeter. And did the Saint use this when a baby -uh-how many years ago? Not as many as us if I can recall correctly. It is a keeper.

Dawn said...

If you speed up the scroll on this post, you can tell why it's called world without end. It's neat.

tina said...

Hey, how did the party go yesterday? Lots of good Maine lobsters? Good fellowship amongst the families?

Jean said...

My goodness, Skeeter you really do have a fine collection of old quilts.

The party was GREAT. Did'nt count heads but thinking about it today, there was at least 18 there. Jack had a big long tent top with the long tables and chairs under it. He cooked burggers, hot dogs, sausage, steaks, corn on the cob and lobsters. He had trays of meat, cheese and crackers. Many different chips. There was also potato salad, pea salad, cole slaw and a pasta salad. If anyone left hungry it was their own fault as there was some of everything left. I even was given 2 lobsters to bring home!!! How Great of a party was that? Jack did an absolutely magnificence job. His sister brought a salad and cut up the lettuce and tomatoes and did a lot of carting stuff in and out of the house and her and MadamP shucked and cooked the corn. Great job guys and thanks, thanks thanks for a great meal and visiting with all.

Skeeter said...

When I first saw the title today, I was thinking, what quilt? Then I remember the Saints quilt! It is a nice little quilt. No Tina, his body has not touched that quilt in many years! lol... I need to jot down all the names you have provided for me Dawn and put labels near the quilts. My brain will never remember them all...

The shelf I have the quilts draped over was handmade by a crafter in the craft store I used to partake in while in Germany. The store was on post and filled with homemade goodies such as the quilt shelf and all made by American crafters. We also had some German crafters as well. Local Germans loved to shop in our store! We Americans loved to shop in the German Stores! Nice trade off....

Send me one of those left over lobsters Jean! LOL. sounds like y'all had fun and good eats. Hope you did not lift a finger Dawn...

DP Nguyen said...

I must say that skeeter-you are so lucky to have such great heirlooms. This quilt is soo cute. Can you imagine your husband being a little baby?

Dawn-thanks for posting about this and sharing it!

Dawn said...

Hi guys, Yep, yesterday went w/o a hitch, just a few hikers that came along, we tried to keep it small, no such wonder.
No, I didn't lift a finger, hubby and myself did clean-up but it wasn't much, alot of it went in the fridge. Jack of all trades sister was a BIG help. She took over what I would of done. Company from Texas stayed late which didn't surprise me but it did hubby. Glad they stayed since we don't see them but every decade it seems.

Lola said...

Great post Dawn. I love old quilts. I have one on my standing quilt holder. I have some pieces that my mother cut out before she passed. I sure would like to find someone that could put them together. I also have a top that I had quilted but it came apart. The woman that did it did not know what she was doing. I would also like to get it redone as it was the last top that she put together.
Skeeter you have some treasures there. Hard to find old ones anymore.

Dawn said...

Hi Lola, that's too bad the lady didn't know what she was doing, maybe she meant well. Alot of hard work to make thes things last, Skeeter has done well.