Lora Waggoner, my great grandmother, was quite the quilter. I have admired her Trip Around the World quilt since I was a child. My grandma, Mary Roberts, held on to these treasures and shared them with me from a young age. She had me reciting my ABCs and 123s at a sewing machine. It’s a fond early memory I have.
I am unsure how old the blocks are, but I’m excited to share with all of you these four generation blocks. The finished product has my touch on it. If it is going to hang in my house, I needed to enjoy the process.
For the quilting I wanted it to be simple straight lines. White was the color that won. Someone suggested something bold like yellow or blue. I promise something is coming with bold quilting.
Years ago I wanted to do something with these blocks from my great grandmother. I wanted my grandma to sew two blocks together, my mom sew two, and then I would sew the four together. My grandma’s hands were not able to do as much and her health deteriorated before I could organize what I wanted. Plus, her memory was slipping and it was harder for me to visit.
In doing some research, I may have found the block pattern Lora used. Still not 100% positive and need to do further research.
The backing being from my mother in law is a nice touch. Going to add a label with all the women involved and the completed year.