Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Grandma Mary's Quilt


Here is one of the quilts I made for Christmas. Grandma Mary, my Dad's step-mom whom I adore, sent me a picture of the quilt I made her in my obsessive quilt making phase. I loved this design, a rag quilt, like the first one, but with a little different twist and a decidedly Americana theme (just like Grandma Mary).

All the fabrics where thicker cotton or flannel, both great for making rag quilts. I felt particularly brilliant when I discovered that I could buy good quality solid color sheet sets at the discount stores for WAY less than I could get the same stuff at the fabric store. I found some super cute sheets to cut up. My husband however, put a moratorium on my sheet buying. He has admitted recently though that certain sheets I bought during my frenzy have come in handy with other projects or bedding requirements. Needless to say some of our beds have only a bottom sheet... But we have really cute quilts for the top!

This quilt was made after my operations got much more sophisticated. By this time I had the rotary cutter and straight edge. I did have to take my sewing machine in to be serviced after the first rag quilt was done. I am sure I hadn't had it serviced since the early 90s. The Sew N Vac guy was appalled at the fuzz I had in my machine. Imagine his surprise after 10 more quilts at Christmas time when I had to bring my machine back in to be cleaned again. It was making a groaning sound like, "please I can't do it anymore". He wanted to know what I was mass producing. I told him just a few gifts...

3 comments:

Sarah S said...

I'm not a big fan of americana stuff... but I LOVE this!!!

Sarah M said...

thanks, S. this is one of my faves, too. wait till you see what I have been working on...

jenny k said...

I LOVE my quilt you made for me. I'll try to send a picture of it to you at some point so you can show people some of the other masterpieces you've made when you need to.