When my grandma passed away in 2008, I asked for her old bed sheets. I loved the bright flowers and just knew I had to do something with them. I have sweet memories of caring for Grandma in the last few months when she was sick in bed. And these sheets were part of those memories.
My kids visiting Great Grandma shortly before she passed. Notice the sheet.
I used one of the sheets to make a quilt kit for my niece. She and her mom finished this darling quilt.
And I used the other sheet for my own quilt. I did "wonky" log cabin squares (got the idea here) and it took me FOREVER. But I love it and I love that it's finished. It took me about a year, start to finish. Each block probably took an hour, not counting all the cutting and ironing in between.
I ran out of the dark green fabric and had to improvise (hence the lighter strip at the top). But can you blame me for improvising? I couldn't just unpick the whole thing.
I've never been one to calculate or plan, so I basically just made it up as I went along. I do love it just the way it is, mistakes and all -- especially the funky bright flowered sheet on the back. Because it reminds me of my sweet Grandma.
This is a quilt that I'll definitely keep. I have a problem with making things and giving them away. But not this one!
Make sure to check out her blog as well as her Etsy shop where Sara makes darling baby items including birthday shirts, blankets and hair clips. Thanks Sara!