Here is a Flower Basket quilt top made by her great-grandmother and put into a hope chest of her grandmother. It was never completed.
There are some books that are from 1942. They are in wonderful shape and have quilt blocks and patterns included. One shows that the book cost 10 cents! The box also included some cardboard cut outs of the quilt pattern pieces she was using.
There were boxes of scraps of cloth. Some quilting fabric as well as some better used for sewing rather than quilting.
Lots of patchwork pieces started...
And more blocks...fabrics from the 70's and some from earlier on.
We then went to the store and bought some quilt batting and some more fabrics. I asked her to pick out something that she likes. Then I will try and use these in the quilts that I create from all her grandmothers fabrics. This is what she chose.
We found an all natural cotton batting that is made in the USA.
Here are close ups of the fabric she chose.
She gave this all to me. She said to play with it and enjoy it. Then someday she would like to inherit it back into their home. I hope to start working on the flower basket quilt top first and when it is finished I will gift it to them to enjoy a piece from both her great-grandmother, and myself. These types of things mean more to me than going to a quilt shop and buying brand new.
Thank you for your visit with me today. I hope you have a good day.