Busy the last few months.
I thought I had until at October to work on PK's quilt.
BUT . . . . . .
PK's Wedding Shower was July 17th.
W.H.A.T ! ? !
This doesn't give me much time ! ! ! !
I believe this is waaay tooo early for
a Wedding Shower.
But if she was wanting her friends that
will be in school to come to her shower
well then . . . . . .
Who am I to say . .
Why in July ! ? !
I just finished her quilt on July 15th.
When making this quilt, I decided to
make it king size. In order to make sure
I had the right fit, I called PK's mom
and asked what size bed PK was sleeping in
and also what size bed did she, SK (the mom) have.
SK was thinking that that was a too much of a
personal question and why would I want to know that.
LOL ! ! !
SK said it was a king size, the same answer to both questions.
I had asked if I could use her bed.
Yes, this was a bit awkward to ask,
But what are friends for.
This was too funny. SK, PK's mom, was
wondering why would I want to use her bed.
So I let SK know that I needed to use her bed to audition,
and to size up PK's quilt.
The top just fit the bed and it was
time to add another strip and then the borders.
Corner of bed view
Corner of bed view
This worked out PERFECTLY ! ! ! !
Then another visit to SK's bed.
Not so awkward this time about using SK's bed.
OMG ! ! the quilt was looking good ! ! !
Perfect fit ! ! ! !
But it was missing something.
I decided to make a Pillow Topper as well.
Now to add the binding.
(You can see the binding in the
pic above. . .the corner of bed pic with the heart)
Well I have been tracing my dad's side of the family since 1982.
It is a long time process to gather all the facts.
Tracing your family is ALWAYS an ongoing process.
Of course there is always updating to do !
When I first started nobody would want to talk about the
past and where they came from. I sent many many letters.
It seemed my grandma Lydia Lautt was the only one
I could get any information from and she was
the one everyone would talk to.
Since the computer came to life I have been able to really
gather information on my family.
I will be posting family tidbits every now and again.
Today I will post what I have found on my
4th Great Grandfather.
This is as far back as I could trace on my
dad's side of the family.
Baltasar LAUTT he was born in 1807 in Geocklingen, Elsass.
He passed away January 23 1841 in Glueckstal Parish.
I found his wife Katherine BOSCHE and their children in the
"The Emigration from Germany to Russia in the Years
1763-1862" By Karl Stumpp.
They are listed as family number 222 on page 697.
" Kassel, gerg. 1808 (Colony of Kassel)
TIPPEL, Anton gest.(died) 1851 mit (age) 43,
seine (his) Sohne (son) Heinrich 12, Jakob 10, Adam 5,
seine (his) Steifsohne (stepson) 1. Friedrich LAUX 29,
dessen Frau (his wife) Barbara 41, dessen Sohne
(their son) Johann 1; 2. Johann LAUX 27, dessen
Frau Christine 26, dessen Sohne Johann, 2; 3. Daniel LAUX 23, dessen Frau Christine 24, dessen Sohne Georg,3, Gottleib, 1/2; 4. Gottlieb LAUX 21, seine Steiftochter
(stepdaughter) Barbara LAUX 19.
Baltasar LAUTT had passed away and his wife
Katherine had remarreid to Anton TIPPEL.
Yep this MY family when they were still
over in Kassel, Russia.
My line is the Daniel LAUX line. I hi-lited in red.
As you can see the Surname changed
when they emigrated to the United States
I just finished adding the HST's
to the 2 1/2" strips.
Now to add to the square.
Of course there will be some ripping
and re-sewing involved.
You can't make a quilt without
having to rip.
Below is block one (out of 20)
that I have finished.
My next Wedding Quilt post
will be when I have finished
the other 19 blocks.
Maybe in April sometime ! !
Hopefully sooner but . . . . .
But after the blocks are done the
rest of the quilt should go by quick and easy ! !
(Famous last words ! !)