So here's the big project! My grandmother (mom's mom) passed away in January of 2005. I saved these clothes so I could create some quilts from them. At that time, I was a big-time beginner (more than I am now - ha ha). I wasn't prepared to make the quilt at that time. It's been in the back of my mind for 4.5 years. Well, now I'm ready or at least I've decided to bite the bullet. I was afraid of making mistakes, ruining my grandma's clothes & then they'd be gone forever. Well, it's time to challenge myself.
The first quilt I'm going to tackle is one for my mom. Here are all the clothes I started with. As you can see (or maybe you can't), my grandma's favorite color was purple & towards the end of her life she was a muu-muu kind of lady - all comfort, all the time. :)
I've been searching for a pattern that spoke to me for years. I finally came across a quilt-along on a quilting blog called Old Red Barn Co. I think it's called a Rail Fence pattern officially, but here are some examples of the pattern:
Here are the dresses I've chosen to start with (I want the hubby to come home & see what he thinks too. I may still change my mind). BTW, I know they look like a crazy combo, but keep in mind that 1) my grandma was a crazy kind of gal, 2) my mom wants her quilt to be mostly purple & 3) this is a scrap quilt & is supposed to be SCRAPPY:
A quilt with a rainbow of Ohio Star blocks
5 days ago