Saturday, November 26, 2011

Vintage quilt tops quilted

Below are pics of two more vintage quilt tops that I just finished making into quilts. The tops were made (all hand-pieced) by Mary Susan (Weathers) Senter, and she was born in 1843 and died in 1937 at age 93. She married Robert Winthrop Senter in 1861 when she was 18. The style of the fabrics look to be early 1900s to 1930s, but it is amazing how vibrant the colors are still in them now, about a hundred years later. 

These are the final ones of twelve tops that belonged to a couple that I'm good friends with (he's the grandson of Mary Susan
Senter). I quilted all 12 tops for them, so this will complete the project now that I started back in 2009.  I'm glad to have these all done now, but it was really an honor working on these quilts that were started so long ago.  As a quilter, I like to think that Mary Susan would be glad to finally see her work completed. 


  1. that is a crazy good story! fantastic...and yes, i bet she can rest now knowing they have not been pieced in vain! beautiful work!

  2. That is the one thing that sets quilting apart from other forms of art. The combination of sentimentality and utility and creativity are not found elsewhere. Where else can the term "labor of love" be more applicable?

  3. They are indeed a labor of love. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I can honestly say you are the first man I have met that quilts. I have yet to make a quilt. (or at least what I would consider a real quilt) Your quilts are beautiful. You are such an inspiration. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. Would love you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home

    P.S. I have a giveaway going on. Come over and check it out.
    P.S.S. I have a linky every Monday would love you to stop by Monday and link up.

  5. Thanks for stopping by, Jamie, and thanks for your kind words!