Grandma’s Fabrics

In the spring of 2016, I was in Ontario visiting my aunt and she asked me if I’d like to have my grandma’s fabric.  Well, that was a question that was easily answered.  My grandma was a sewer and a quilter.  She died in 1978, so the fabrics were at least 39 years old.

Once I got home, I spent several days cutting up her fabric into 3 ½″, 2 ½″ and 2″ strips and squares.  Some of the fabric was obviously from dress making and some of it has some polyester in it.  I used it all.  They were a lot of fun to make.  

Why 13? you ask.  Well, I have 11 cousins and a sister from my Grandma’s side of the family.  I thought it would be nice if each cousin and my sister & I each got a quilt made with Grandma’s fabrics.

These 2 pictures are of 12 of the quilts (in 2 groups of 6) hanging on the clothesline.

# 1

G'ma 1

 

 

 

  • Shoo-fly block
  • 61″ x  74″

#2

G'ma #2 3.5"

Grandma’s Fabric Quilt #2

  • 4 Patch – alternating with solid white
  • 3 ½” coloured squares
  • 62″x62″

#3G'ma 3

  • 4 Patch – on point – alternating with solid white
  • 3 ½” coloured squares
  • 62″x62″

 #4

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  • own design
  • 59″ x 59″

#5

  • Disappearing 4 patch … started out as 3½” squares .
  • Go to this link for a description on how to do the blocks
  • 56″ x 56″

#6

G'ma #6 2.5" on point

  • 64    2 ½” coloured squares, on point
  • 49″ x 49″

#7G'ma #8 2" on point

  • 64    2 ½” coloured squares, on point
  • 48″ x 48″

#8

Gm 8

Grandma’s Fabric – Quilt #8

  • 121    2 ” coloured squares, on point
  • 49″ x 49″

#9

G'ma #9 2.5" 'n 4.5 hst

Grandma’s Fabric Quilt #9

  •  Jewel Box – with Dark HST
  • 56″ x 56″

#10

Gm 10

Grandma’s Fabric Quilt #10

  • 2″ 4 patches, alternating with white squares
  • 48″ x 54

#11

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Quilt #11

  • Simple Irish Chain with 2 ½” squares
  • 63″ x 63″

#12

G'ma

Grandma’s Fabric Quilt #12

  • Simple Irish Chain with 2″ squares
  • 63″ x 63″

#13

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Gramma’s Fabrics: Quilt #13

  • Simple Irish Chain with 2″ squares
  • 63″ x 63″

#14

  • Uneven 9-patch with 3 ½” squares and 2″ squares
  • flannel backed
  • the only quilt using “Grandma’s fabrics” that was made for a specific person
  • The only quilt in this series that used only one of “Grandma’s fabrics” (all the rest are scrappy
  • 67″ x 67″

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