Friday, February 11, 2011

Grandma's Quilt

I saw this small quilt at my parents and knew I wanted to share it with you! It is made from my paternal grandmother's dresses.

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!


Melanie said...

Thank you so much for sharing the pictures and the story.
The quilt is lovely, and extra special knowing where the fabric came from. :)
Yes, how resourceful to use the leftover strips to make little rugs!
Have a nice weekend. :)

Bevy said...

I LOVE the rug idea... that is awesome.

What a wonderful idea to make up little lap quilts.

What a treasure you'll have.

Rhonda said...

what a sweet history, I love your aunt's resourcefulness. That is a trait not seen much now when we can just run to Walmart for everything.

Katie said...

Gorgeous work!!

tea said...

What a wonderful idea, and such a sweet story. I'm so interested in the fact that your grandmother was Amish. I have always been so curious about Amish life, but know so little about it.

Debbie J said...

Wow! Those turned out wonderfully! I am amazed. What treasures.