Oh I haven’t forgotten that I’m still trying to work through Mrs. Hartman’s book.
The next pattern in the book is Snapshots:
It’s a little different from the Postage Stamp quilt. There’s a pattern in the way the blocks are placed.
Now here’s the kicker. . it’s already done. Yeah this was the 1st quilt I started working on last year. It was a great precursor to the Tokyo Subway map.
Well we had an older quilt that my husband grandmother had made us for our wedding present (we’re in yr 12 now) and let me tell you – we used that everyday! The main reason was it had that vintage sheet feel – super soft and super comfy. Well using it everyday it began to fall apart.
Blocks were completely missing in some spots:
As much as it broke my heart, I thought it’s time to put this away. . . but than I thought, “Why not make a quilt for Grandma out of it?” What does that mean? Well you might want to cover your ears if you’re reading this. . it means I would be tearing the quilt apart and putting pieces of it in a new quilt to gift back to her. Horrible? I didn’t think so. . . well maybe since she put so much work into it. I didn’t want to pack the quilt away. I think when you make something like a quilt it should be used, right?
Here’s the backing:
I thought why not pair that with other Christmas fabrics. . . and send it to her as a Christmas gift.
Grandma’s sewing skills are awesome cause I had a hell of a time taking the quilt apart. I’m taking my favorite blocks out of the quilt and I’ll add it to another quilt for sure: