Whenever I go to my Grandma's, I don't leave empty handed. My recent visit was no exception. All the quilt talk from the expo reminded her of one that she started back in the late 60's when my mom was a girl. She made this quilt using my mom and her sister's dresses. She completed one for my mom's sister, but never got around to finishing my mom's. All that is left to do on it is some quilting. And guess what? She gave it to me! It had been packed up in a box for YEARS!!! I LOVE it! It was fun looking at it with my mom and grandma. They were reminiscing about which fabrics went with which outfits. Look at those fabrics - some of them are so neat. I think I'll take my time and finish hand quilting this quilt (after 40 years of incompletion, who's in a hurry?).
But that wasn't all. Here are some quilt pieces she started way back when. I'm not sure what I'll do with these.
She also gave me this old apron. I can remember playing dress up with this. I was surprised she still had it.
An embroidered table runner that belonged to my great aunt Hazel. It's in pretty bad shape, but I may be able to salvage some of the embroidery to use in some kind of project.
Last but not least are these table linens that my Maw maw remembers eating lunch on every Sunday afternoon.
She also pulled out a zip lock bag filled with old quilting patterns that belonged to her grandma from the 20's-40's. I didn't get any pictures, but they were so cool. I think the most interesting part was the advertising on the backs of the patterns - ladies in flapper dresses. Most of the patterns are from magazines, some were mail order, and one was from a package of batting. These will be mine one day, after my grandma shows them off, of course. I need to do some research on how to best preserve and store them. When I get my hands on them I'll be sure to blog about it , no doubt!