Monday, April 16, 2012

A Piece of History

Thanks for joining me today.

I just had to share a project I recently completed for a friend. I created two baby-size quilts for her using blocks I was able to retrieve from an old quilt that her grandmother had made.

The old quilt was made from blocks cut from family members' clothing...overalls and jeans. The quilt was lined with several layers of flour sacks and tied with string. The quilt was in very bad condition and coming apart. However, I cut enough blocks and sewed them back together to make the center section of each quilt. I added a 1930's cowboy print border and used the same fabric for the quilt back.

Now my friend can share her grandmother's quilt with each of her sons through these smaller quilts. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to help preserve these "pieces of history" for her.