Sunday, September 21, 2014

One Of Each

I like to do a quick post every once in a while so here is another of a quilt, a gravestone and a family photo. 

I made Leftover Logs in 2001 for the Garden State Quilters Guild Challenge. There were--and still are--fabrics that I never quite know what to do with so at the time I decided to use one of them just because . . . 

In this case, it was the graphic print in the borders. All the other fabrics were from my scrap bag.

The back.

 Whippany Burial Yard, Whippany, Morris, NJ

In memory of John
Son of Jeremiah 
& Polly Heavens
He Died Aug. 10th
1794 Aged 1 Year 
10 Months & 9 Days
Here lies the greef of
a fond Mother & the
Blasted expectations 
of an indulgent Father.  

[Don't you love it??]

Lawrence, MA, c. 1910. My gr-gr-grandfather, Robert Bower (upper left) with daughter Hannah (right) and her lifetime beau Mr. Jackson; granddaughter Mary Hannah Dixon Grimshaw (left) and her son, George Grimshaw; grandson Charles William Howarth (center). 

You can read more about George Grimshaw here.

Have a great week!

Copyright 2014, Barbara Schaffer 


  1. another great quilt…finally found the right fabric for the border of the hst quilt, will be making my version this week will let you know!

    1. Can't wait to see your hst quilt. You've inspired me to make a little 4-patch :) Actually, I've already started!