For March's Relief Society activity the theme was about tying the past and present together through Relief Society. We were asked to bring a quilt made from an ancestor if we had one. I mentioned it to my mom and she told me about a blanket my grandmother had done.
My grandma died a year before I was born so I don't know her but I would imagine that I received some pretty awesome crafting genes from her! My mom brought over this blanket that she had made.
I am completely humbled by her amazing talent. She made this blanket in 1965 and won a blue ribbon for it in 4H. She did everything herself.
All the quilting is done by hand and the stitches are incredible. They are tiny and so perfect and even.
The front part of the binding is done by machine but the back part is stitched by hand. I can't even imagine hand sewing the binding on a queen sized blanket. I don't have the patience for that!
I would love to hand quilt a blanket some day and get as good as her. This blanket is amazing and I am glad that we have it. It makes me want to challenge myself to be better about exactness and detail in my projects like she did. This is amazing and she did an amazing job.