Grandma’s Fabric

This spring, I was in Ontario visiting my aunt and she asked me if I’d like to have my grandma’s fabric.  Well, that was a question that was easily answered.  My grandma was a sewer and a quilter. Several years ago, I finished one of her quilts and gave it to my Uncle Harvey.  After he passed away, his sister gave me the quilt back.  It is a treasure in our home and we call the quilt “Uncle Harvey.”


Once I got home, I spent several days cutting up her fabric into 3 1/2″, 2 1/2″ and 2″ strips and squares.  The 3 1/2″ strips are made up into a few tops and I’m currently working on a disappearing 9 patch.  I’m having a blast!!!  Some of the fabric was obviously from dress making and some of it has some polyester in it.  I’m using it all!  A picture of a top, without the borders can be seen here.

Here’s my progress on the disappearing 4 patches … the squares are 3 1/2″ (so the 4 patch is 6 1/2″)  …  the slices are at 1 1/4″ from the centre … the outside middle pieces are rotated and then the pieces are all sewn back together.  I need 100 for the quilt.

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Happy Quilting!


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  2. Hi Gail. I just discovered your blog this morning. Sure do envy your retreat. I do miss the retreats we had at Rosemary Heights. Our group hasn’t been able to find another suitable. Enjoy your summer……Dianne in WR


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