After my Grandma passed away in 2003, one of her daughters (my aunt) cut up her clothes and made one of these lap quilts for each of Grandma's 7 living children. Because my Grandma was Amish, her clothing was all made out of darker colors. The light blue fabric you see would have been her nightgown.
Isn't this neat? I just love the resourcefulness and time my aunt took to create these. After she made these quilts, she took the leftover strips of fabric and had them woven into rugs.
My Grandmother lived through the Depression, was always very frugal and saving, using up every little thing so nothing was wasted.
Evidently, the frugality and resourcefulness has been passed down!