Or is it called a bed turning? I can never remember. I finally got most of the guest room cleaned out and thought I'd photograph my older quilts before Nearly Insane. Since it's going to stay on the bed, I'm doing NI last and leaving it in place.
|6-pointed Stars quilt|
The bed belonged, as far back as I know, to my great-great-grandmother Caroline Garrell. I was told her son, my great-grandfather, was born in this bed in 1862.
I know when he was born so the year is correct! I don't know how long she'd had the bed at that time.
He was much older than my great-grandmother whom he married on March 22, 1900. I inherited the bedroom furniture when my great-grandmother died, just before my senior year of
high school. I really treasure it and still miss her. Besides the 3/4 bed (between twin and double in size), I have a Martha Washington table, a wig stand, and a marble-top dresser with jewelry drawers and a mirror. This was the furniture I used in my room until I got
married and then my daughters used it when they were big enough.
Now the story of this quilt. My great-grandparents had three children. My grandmother was the first, then a year later a boy, and, many years later, another girl, also named Caroline for her grandmother. This quilt was made for her husband by his mother. He was born in 1909 but I don't know much else about his family or exactly when the quilt was made.
|From a slightly different angle|
The pink print was used in several stars
This red print is deteriorating in most places it was used
Three of the stars to show fabrics. There are two background greens here.
|Quilting from the back|
If any of you can date the fabrics, I'd really appreciate a note. My great-aunt and uncle were married in the 1930's but I have no idea if he already had the quilt.