Another cross stitch quilt is added to the Allmendinger women family collection

The fourth in an apparently on-going series, here is the Thanksgiving cross stitch quilt all finished as of tonight.  My sweetheart hubby is in New Orleans at a philosophy conference so I have been sewing buttons on like a crazy woman the last two nights and watching epic movies.  It is finally done.  We started this one many years ago, if fact, the cross stitch squares were originally intented to be an autumn quilt but my girls and I did so many, we got three quilts out of the effort.  Here are the cross stitch quilts we have made so far:

#1 - the Original cross stitch quilt begun in 1985 and finished in 2002, Christmas:

#2 - the Halloween quilt, finished in 2008:

and #3 the apples and school quilt,, finished in 2009:Becky and I have also made several baby quilts with cross stitching, in fact the baby quilt I am working on right now for my new granddaughter, Ruby Charlotte will have two cross stitched borders done by Becky, but these four quilts are exclusively cross stitch, both blocks and borders.  That's a heck of a lot of cross stitching and most of it done by Becky!

One last cross stitch quilt series of pictures as a pictorial survey of how time can change us as well as our quilting.  Here I am with cross stitch quilts 1, 2, and 3.  I don't spend too much time looking in the mirror each day but I have come to the conclusion that as I get older, time is making more changes to me at a faster rate!

and here I am tonight.  Oh vey!

What will the next cross stitch quilt theme be?  No clue.  Waiting for my daughters to tell me!

Happy Quilting everyone!

Ginnie

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Comment by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on February 2, 2015 at 9:46pm

thank you ladies!

Comment by Laura Dean on February 2, 2015 at 12:15pm

These are absolutely amazing!!!! I'm a cross stitcher too! You have inspired me!  Beautiful work!

Comment by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on November 20, 2014 at 8:09pm

thanks

Comment by Linda Coco on November 18, 2014 at 7:18pm
What a wonderful tradition with your daughters.
Comment by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on November 16, 2014 at 11:22am

Thanks, Deb!

Comment by Deb Mitch on November 16, 2014 at 7:32am

Wonderful quilts! They are really beautiful. 

Comment by Diannea R Hickey on November 8, 2014 at 11:16am

 wow a lot of memories 

Comment by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on October 26, 2014 at 8:49am

thank you!  Lord knows there's mornings I need to remember that!

Comment by Riana Noyes on October 26, 2014 at 8:48am

With age comes wisdom, and with wisdom comes beauty:)

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