Monday, September 10

Old Quilt



My Great-Grandmother made me this quilt.
That would make it around 50 years old.
I remember looking at the soft little bunnies.



I also remember not liking the *patchwork* side of it.
It was rough and the colors were not pretty.
I'm pretty sure it was made out of
 men's suit pants
and jackets.



I have been to a few quilt fairs in Houston.
So you KNOW they were fantastic affairs!
Hundreds and hundreds of quilts on display.
They are works of art.






The *quilters* win trophies, medals, honors.
I know they put a lot of work into them.
AND,
lots of money.  
The fabric is purchased brand new......
and if you have priced fabric for quilts, you know the 
finished product is pricey.
When I think of quilts,
I think of the way they used to be made.
From scraps......

That's the way I like to make quilts.
from scraps.....fabric from my own sewing room

If you have a thought on quilts....and scraps....and works of art....
please say so!

5 comments:

Mud Boots and Cotton Dresses said...

once upon a time ago nothing was wasted and quilts were a neccesity and not just a hobby. I have all my grandmother's quilts now. I can look at them for hours reminscing over the scraps and remembering the childhood dresses she made for me. Have you read "The Rag Coat"? It's a child's story book but one of my favorites... you might enjoy it too.

Pen Pen said...

I agree that a 'true quilt' is made from scraps and make-do fabrics. However, I do love the new fabrics that are constantly hitting the market with quilters in mind. And I am guilty of buying more than I need. I do save my scraps and hope to make a 'real' scrappy quilt one day!

Mrs. Mobunny said...

OH YES! I love quilt fabric......but it would always be plan B.

Anonymous said...

Michele I had forgotten about that quilt until I just seen it on your blog. Such a soft bunny material should have had a soft top on it. That sure does bring back memories. See you in Kansas soon Love Kristi

Mrs. Mobunny said...

It won't be long Kristi!