I think I was thirty years old before I realized that everybody didn't have a huge stack of quilts that their grandmother made for them. I knew that my granny made the prettiest ones, obviously, but I thought everybody else's granny at least tried.
Quilting is an art with deep roots in Kentucky. It's an integral part of my Appalachian childhood, and I want to share the gorgeous quilts my grandmother and great-grandmothers have made for me. So, we're starting a new series here on HerKentucky. Every Thursday, I'll share photos of the gorgeous quilts that my grandmother has made for me and my family. I'm working to live up to her artistry, but I'm not quite there yet!
This one combines my love of preppy, vibrant Lilly Pulitzer fabrics with a simple patchwork quilt pattern. We found some lots of fabric on eBay; my granny said the quilt itself was actually quite easy to make.