Handmade Memories

1 Aug

I was given about 6 or 7 bags full of scraps from my mother, who got them from her grandmother, and mother. {I know, I have an addiction to fabric, but it’s so useful!} As I was peaking through my new additions, I found a bag full of already pieced quilts. 2 huge extremely scratchy quilts, 1 random cotton square pieced wall hanging or baby blanket, and 2 of these pinwheel panels.

I decided to go ahead and make these straight into pillows. They have a shabby cheek look to them because they were less than perfectly pieced. The fabrics are sweet but random, and they don’t actually match even though they go together {does that make sense?} I assume my great grandmother made them, although I’ll have to ask around first to be sure. One of them was hand sewn and one of them was zigzag stitched together, and neither of them had any fabric on the edge of the back piece, so making them look the same size would have been impossible. I do love the quaintness of them, and they remind me of my grandmother, so win, win!

Eli had just decided to de-stuff his cheap Ikea pillow {well worth the $1 we paid} during one of his naps so I used the stuffing from all over his room and pulled this project together in about 5 minutes. I think they make a cute addition, and compliment our skull themed pillows rather well on the couch.

In the meantime, I need to figure out what to do with these scratchy giant {not so adorable} quilt tops I got. I’m thinking the goats might need some blankets in the winter! Any ideas?


2 Responses to “Handmade Memories”

  1. chucksforchancho September 1, 2012 at 5:40 am #

    Love this idea! So unexpected but looks pretty!!


    • sew20something September 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

      Thanks so much, I love it too. They are already starting to look lived on bummer it really adds to the charm!


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