When I started to examine the quilt I began to remember using 4 1/2" squares to make the 9 patches. I made 2 quilts out of the 9 patches. And you know me, I love squares.
This one I gave to Whitney and I made another with different colors (I can't remember what color seriously) for her twin sister Tracey when they graduated from high school. I like the blue gray and the plain fabrics in this one.
I was going through a toile phase I guess when I made these. But I really never get tired of toile.
This is the quilt I am taking to the trunk show. Its like some of the other grandma's dishes quilts pictured on our blog in the last weeks. After making this one above Natalie had me make hers for her.
I bought this vintage border fabric on Ebay. I love vintage kitchen fabric. When this fabric arrived it had a glaze on it so I folded it up and put it on my shelf thinking I didn't know what to do with it. When I was making this quilt Whitney told me that this vintage fabric would be the perfect border since the quilt is called Grandma's Dishes. I washed the fabric not knowing what would happen. And the glaze totally melted away in the washer and made a great border. That's why Whitney chose this quilt for her own, because she inspired me to use the border fabric. I still have a tiny piece of this fabric left and I love it so much I probably will just hold on to it. Maybe.
Like I said, she brought several quilts. One was the engagement quilt I made for her wedding shower a few years ago. Her wedding was pink and brown.
I pulled some vintage and Japanese import fabric off my shelves to show at the trunk show since it centers around fabric finds. I'm going to cut some charm squares to give as favors to the quilters that come to the show. I think it will be fun.
Now to cut.