Monday, October 26, 2009
My oldest UFO/inhereted UFO
This quilt (sorry the picture is so small I had to use my cell phone)was the only quilt I ever worked on with my grandma, we got it tied but she never got it bound. It was in her basement for over 25 years.
When she passed away I rescued it from going in the trash by my Uncle. Yesterday I trimmed it and bound it, then washed it really good cause it stank like basement.
This is a typical grandma project, she had grand ideas and started things but had a hard time finishing them. When we started this quilt the idea was to make on for all her grand kids I think there were 6 of us at the time (my sister came later)so maybe it was even longer than 25 years it was in the basement. Anyway she got this pattern and loved that you could make a star by using 2 different colors of yarn on the gingham fabric. I guess I will be the only grand child with a quilt she worked on.