I am so happy with how this granny square quilt turned out. I made it for our daughter, Hannah, for Christmas. It's the first quilt I've made for her and I wanted it to be extra special.
The fabrics in the squares are all vintage scraps from the clothes my Mom and both of my grandmothers sewed. I estimate that most of the fabrics are from the 20s to 50s. There are a few from the 60s that I recognize. One that was a shirt for my brother Darrel and from which scraps were used to make a sun dress for Hannah when she was a baby. I see some that were dresses for me and for Hannah, too. It's amazing how such a mix of fabrics and colours can come together to look good as a whole. Or at least I think so. I also love how it softened after a washing. The scraps had been starched before cutting. Some were almost like paper. But after washing, the they are as soft as a comfortable old shirt. The feel of it now reminds Hannah of her baby quilt. Bonus!
The background fabric is the text fabric from Madrona Road by Violet Craft. I love all the words in it and I'm especially tickled that it has the phrase "City of Bridges" in it, for that is often what Saskatoon is called.
The whole thing was all-over quilted with a meandering ribbon pattern and was done by Lynette who does long-arm quilting. The backing fabric is by Jo Morton for Andover Fabrics. I think it compliments the vintage fabrics.
Hannah was pleased as can be with it, which makes me so happy! Off it goes to London!
Title: "Granny Square Legacy Quilt" made for my daughter, Hannah, for Christmas 2013
Pattern: Granny Square tutorial by Blue Elephant Stitches
Size: 56" x 75"
Fabrics: Vintage sewing scraps that belonged to my Mom, her Mom and my Dad's Mom. Background fabric is Madrona Road text fabric by Violet Craft. The backing fabric and binding is by Jo Morton for Andover Fabrics.
Quilting: Longarm quilted by Lynette with "Ribbons of Love" pattern, an allover meandering ribbon done with light grey thread.