Grandma's quilt by Verity

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
1980-01-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-12-31T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

When my Grandma died, on clearing out her house my father found a bag with some paper-pieced patchwork in, still with papers! and some other pieces cut out ready to be pieced.  He gave them to me along with 2 large suitcases full of fabric that had been her stash (or "ragbag" as she called it).  Many many years later, I finally had sewn all the pieces together, not enough for a quilt by themselves so I appliqued them onto a lapsize piece of plain fabric, used some pretty floral fabric for the backing (both from her stash) and made a quilt :)
 
All the sewing was done by hand, except for bagging out the layers.  It took a long time but it was a labour of love and I am thrilled with the result.  A wonderful reminder of a wonderful woman.
 
When I showed it to my aunt, she recognised several of the patchwork fabrics as having been her dresses in the 1960s....  so it has a venerable history!

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