When Grandma died, she left a few unfinished quilt tops. This was one. It’s nothing fancy. No one wanted it. I think it’s charming because when I pull it out, I remember Grandma’s dresses. She sewed almost all of her clothing, down to her undergarments.
Grandma always wore dresses. This quilt is made from the fabric of 3 of her practical house dresses. She always wore an apron with pockets over her dresses, pinned at the top to her chest. I wish I had some pictures of Grandma in those every-day dresses and aprons. No one ever thought to take those kinds of pictures back then.
Grandma had this quilt marked and ready to hand quilt. I loved turning this corner to see how she mitered and pieced the corners, even using different muslin fabrics. This is a true practical utility quilt that I will have quilted and completed in honor of true and practical Grandma Elsa.
Here’s a closer look at the fabrics: