Some time ago a person I know asked if I would like some things that had belonged to his mother, who had passed away. He said there was a lot of fabric. Well, how could I turn that away!?! Eventually I received six or seven large boxes filled with a lot of fabric. But not just any fabric, oh no, this fabric had been embroidered on. Apparently, this lovely lady REALLY, REALLY liked to embroider!!

Here is some of what I pulled out of the boxes:

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This is a lovely throw size piece with flowers of the month cross stitched on it. I am debating whether I should finish it as is, or make it a center medallion for a larger quilt.

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Cross stitched quilt blocks, there are six of each design. Maybe set with alternating patchwork blocks!?!

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“Footprints in the Sand” It’s half printed design and half embroidered.

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There are 42 quilt blocks (this is six blocks finished on one piece of fabric) I also have matching pillow cases and a table topper with this design on it.

This is just a small sample from one box!!! I have enough embroidered quilt blocks to make quilts for a LONG, LONG time!! I really appreciate receiving this legacy of needlework from someone I never even knew.

But it turns out that the lady that did all this amazing work was actually related to me. Sort of. In the way that a lot of people in small towns are related to each other. I sat down and figured out the relationship last night. Here goes:

She is my late, ex, half, first cousin once removed, by marriage! Or, at least, that is what we’re going to call the relationship!

Kind of reminds me of this:

I’m linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday. Click HERE to see what’s going on over there.

Peace