I did show you a new baby quilt last week and now I have an old quilt to share.
It is a scrap quilt. Made for my second son, Eric, who will be 31 at the end of July. I started quilting in the fall of 1980 after taking a night school class. At the time I was pregnant with my third child, a girl, Maili. It was a 10 week course and I figured that I would miss the last class but she came early and I missed the last two classes. I don't know when I made this quilt. Eric was child number 4 and one of three who did get a quilt made by me. Quilting was not in our family.
This is the back of the quilt. Most of the fabrics were cotton but I suspect that some may have had polyester blends too. The batting is polyester and you can see it peeking out at the top.
I have no idea where this baby donkey fabric came from but I think it's cute.
It was hand quilted and as you can see, it did not stand up to wear. I am thinking of fixing it and giving it to Eric if, and when, he has a little one of his own. For now, it will stay with me. For a while Eric used it as a dresser scarf on top of his dresser.
I have another old quilt I will share in a bit. This one, unfortunately, was not signed or dated but it was made between 1982 and 1986.
Hi, I love your little quilt. When you do the repair on it make a little label and put your info on it. You never know you might have an heirloom in the making.ReplyDelete
What a modern design, Dolores! Unusual colours for 1980 too - I think the fabrics may have been up to 10 years older. The donkeys are so cute!ReplyDelete
What a cute little quilt. A family treasure.ReplyDelete
A very sweet quilt. It's a family treasure.ReplyDelete
How special a real treasure and those donkeys are just sweet .ReplyDelete
Oh....what memories are tied up in that quilt...truly lovely!ReplyDelete
Stories and memories to share with another little one someday.ReplyDelete
OH MY! I do love the baby donkey backing! Quilts are magic, you know...that is what you create!ReplyDelete
I think it is special that you made this quilt and especially that you still have it ....ReplyDelete