Saturday, August 05, 2006

My nieces kindergarten dress quilt




















I gave this quilt to one my nieces a few weeks ago. The fabric for the setting squares and corner stones (the mauve fabric) is from her kindergarten dress - which would have been in 1981. My sister-in-law, Mom, Nana and sister all gave me the scraps ages and ages ago to "play" with. Recognize any of these "older, but goodie" fabrics? In about 1990 I pieced the top together. So, you could say it is an OLD UFO! And - finally, last year I sent it out to be long arm quilted (I think the finished size is 48X48). Another small quilt I hesitated about sending out, but hello! Look - it is finished now! I even had it bound... I just had to add the label (which took a mere 3 months). Some of the fabrics I labeled with a pigma pen indicating whose dress they were from or where that scrap came from. It was a surprise for my niece and boy was she ever surprised! She loved it.

18 comments:

Linda_J said...

I can see why she would be thrilled to have the quilt---cross another UFO off the list.

Norma said...

What a wonderful keepsake for your niece!

Susan said...

What a treasure for her! It's really an attractive quilt. I don't feel bad now, knowing that others have projects going back so far!

ForestJane said...

What fun!

My mom used to make some of my school clothes, and I'd love to have a quilt using some of those fabrics I remember - especially my favorite shirt from 3rd grade, with little siamese cat faces on it. ;)

Screen Door said...

What a great way to keep rememberance of childhood. You must be a great aunt. Lucky girl.
Melanie

joyce said...

I wish I had some fabrics to do that with. I used to make all my two daughters' clothes but there is not one scrap left. Too much moving. Too bad I wasn't into quilting then. THere would have been a nice quilt to remind them of their clothes way back when. I'm sure your neice loves her quilt.

Sweet P said...

What a great gift for your niece!

Gail said...

Love your idea of labeling some of the fabric with its history!

quiltpixie said...

congrats on finishing up. I love the idea of labeling some of the fabrics...

JudyL said...

I can see why she loved it! Great idea and great quilt.

Judy L.

Patti said...

What a sweet thing for you to make for your neice. It will bring back memories for her for eyars to come. I have fun picking out fabrics in the Broken Dishes quilt that were from clothes I sewed, and my daughter recognized some there are clothes I did for her.

Laurie Ann said...

Very nice quilt with fun memories. Must feel really good to get such an oldie but goodie into the hands of the happy recipient!

Samantha said...

Hooray for the ancient UFO finish, and also, for making such a nive piece of family history!

Dawn said...

Oh what a fun thing to find her dress fabric in the quilt! What great memories that will bring! And woo-hoo to you for finishing those old UFO's!

Ama said...

That is a wonderful quilt. Your niece is very lucky to have such a resourceful Aunt. It looks great.

Finn said...

Very pretty quilt Evelyn, and what fun to have all the memories attached to it. Definitely a one of a kind gift...*VBS* Hugs, Finn

Ann said...

Your niece is a lucky gal! I love quilts like this that have such meaning! And little boy is really getting big, too! He's such a cutie in his new pj's.

Tazzie said...

Such a sweet quilt, I know your niece will just love it!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)