Grandma also loved to sew. She would make all her own dress of what we now call vintage print cotton, or for Sunday best a nice rayon with a small print. With the left over fabric from the dresses, she would make little dresses for an orphanage in Korea. Those dresses were a kaleidoscope of color--never enough of one fabric for an entire dress, she would combine colors, always tastefully. With the left over fabric from the little dresses she would cut quilt blocks.
Her favorite shape was a 2-1/2" hexagon. Sometimes if there wasn't quite enough fabric for a block, she would piece two scraps together. With the hexagon shape she loved to make flower garden quilts. Each of the seven grandchildren received one.
Her quilts were made to be used. So mine is threadbare in spots, once vibrant colors now faded, showing signs of wear, but still cherished.
Looking at it, I still can remember a dress that she had of some print, or an apron of another, (Once a dress had seen its better day, it was reworked into aprons or potholders.)
|Notice that two of the blue blocks have seams|
in order to make block big enough