Sunday, December 27, 2015

rick rack--a quilt for Henrietta

Made with 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches cut (2 by 4 finished) rectangles. The construction left one side with more of the solid--I could have trimmed it to match the other, but I like this little quirk.
On the back I used a wonderful Jane Sassaman fabric from her first line for Free Spirit.

Mom had boxes full of trims in her sewing supplies--when we were little, Wrights had an offer on their labels for children to send in for bits and pieces of trims. Mom would do that with us and we had fun sorting them out into styles and colors. Mom would also order the Penny Packet of mixed seeds for us from the Gurney's seed catalog and give us a place in the garden to plant and see what would come up. She knew what each seed was and advised us how to plant them.

Mom celebrates her 86th birthday this week--Happy Birthday, Mom!


Cathy said...

I love the quilt. But I especially love the story of the trims and seeds. Happy Birthday to your Mom. Hugs, Cathy

Barb said...

Love the background fabric!

Jean said...

I remember sending for those deals. Trimmed doll clothes for our daughter. Fun days

audrey said...

This is such a fun quilt! Love the gorgeous blue background fabric with the scrappy goodness!

{Geo}Holly said...

Oh Lynn, I really like this. The colors you used make it so cheery. Is there a pattern or instructions for this quilt somewhere because I would really like to make one too.