Wednesday, February 22, 2012

little white crib

This crib was used by my Grandma and Grandpa Scholten for their children. My mother is 82 years old, and thinks it was passed on to her parents, so it is from the post WWI era, maybe the early 1920s.
My generation of 26 grandchildren, born during the baby boom, had a lot of cross-over of baby times, so not all got to sleep in it, but my mom did use it for the four of us. Dad said he would stick his foot out from the covers to roll us back to sleep.
We three sisters used it with our 9 children, Seth being the last 14 years ago.
Janna is preparing to be the first grandmother of us. (Beth and I say we already are great aunts, now we get to be Great Aunts!)
I pulled it out of the attic for Janna to pick up.
It is not in the best of shape--note the bungee cords holding it together at the wheels.
I think it is time to use it for a ceremonial photograph, then grab that child to safety!

The quilt is a Puss in the Corner cut from 2 1/2 inch and 1 1/2 inch cut squares and 2 1/2 by 1 1/2 inch cut rectangles, finishing in a 4 inch square. It is ready to send to the quilter and Mom will bind it for her first great-grandchild.

For the backing I found a wonderful  print fabric of McCalls patterns that I am sure my mom sewed from!


regan said...

That's a sweet quilt, and the crib is a treasure!

Brenda said...

great story about the crib. what's the designer info on the pattern fabric? I'd like to get a piece of that.

best mini crib said...

looks lovely! so inspiring...