My inspiration for wanting to quilt.
My mammy’s old quilts.
The ultimate in recycling, these were truly ’scrap’ quilts because they were made from scraps of old clothing and worn out feed bags or any other cloth item around the house. This particular quilt must have been one of the last my mammy made (and only about 35 years old) because I can recognize some fabric from a pair of my cousin Dawn’s pants. (They were really memorable 70’s pants)
I guess that’s why my favorite quilts are still the old simple block quilts and when I ever get around to making Makenna’s quilt, it will be simple blocks.
Why I can’t find time to make a quilt is beyond me.
My grandmother raised 9 kids took care of a farm, had a huge garden, orchard, made apple cider and sauerkraut, canned everything in sight, made her own soap…etc, etc, and still found time to make quilts.
I really need to manage my time better and make some quilts.