This is one of the first quilts I ever got, it is a doll quilt. It came as a present from my beloved grandmother. It’s a collection of bits and pieces of 1940’s and 50’s fabrics, no doubt left over from other projects. It is well loved because it came from her, and I was not used to getting presents.
I even love the fabric on the back, a 1940’s print in blue and pink.
This one is a tiny doll quilt that she made for me. It’s just random squares of cotton 30’s and 40’s prints, probably leftover from dressmaking. Again, I just love it, and I’ve kept it for at least 56 years, maybe longer.
This is not the first quilt I ever made (it no longer exists, except in a landfill somewhere), but the second. I did not really know what I was doing and it is made of the polyester/cotton blend fabric that was available back then. The red fabric has somewhat faded. I made it for my dog at the time, so that he could ride in the back seat of the car. It is machine pieced and hand quilted. I still love this quilt too, although it is not the style I work in now.
I doubt that I would have ever made a quilt – without those early gifts from my dear grandmother. (I think that she learned quilting when she went to Indian School.)