It's wonky and quite primitive, the blocks are 10" blocks, been washed lots of times and has faded a little, but I love it!
This old quilt is made from whatever fabric I could find on hand at the time... you know how it is, you want to make a quilt and you want to do it now!
There's a bit of every kind of fabric in there, curtain fabric samples, shirt fabric, and fabric left over from the grand daughter's dresses....this was before I knew about Bonnie and her quilts, not as scrappy as Bonnie's quilts, but I think she would be proud of me!
The blue dress fabric was left over from the little ones then dress that I made her...That's why I think I love it so much.
My Dh says that's what quilting is all about, making quilts from whatever you have, not spending hundreds on fabric, cutting it up into tiny pieces, only to sew it all back together again.
Easy for him to say that, but with all that beautiful fabric out there!
You can see here I made it in 1997, which is not really that long ago.
This basket quilt was made the same year as the house quilt, it also is made entirely from curtain sample fabrics that were given to me.
We use it on the bed in winter on top of the feather doona for that bit of extra warmth when it gets very cold.....you'll be horrified to know that the batting in these two quilts are craft polyester wadding, but they have been put through the washing machine many times and still come up a treat...
Off to do some work..have a lovely day.