Let’s Talk About Quilts, Baby!
I have to start this post out by saying, if I go on rambling a lot and jump subjects, please excuse me. I have been sick (really sick) for two days now and have been relying on blogs, Donna Reed on Hulu, and Super Sudafed to get me through!
So in the spirit of comfort items, I thought quilts would make the perfect subject! Although I never had the chance to learn from them, the women in past generations of my family were amazing quilters. Big Mama Puckett (I know, only in the south right?? She really wasn’t “big”) was, as I am told, a fabulous seamstress. She could mix sleeve and skirt styles, make her own patterns, custom tailor all her girls’ clothing, and make beautiful quilts. Here is one that she made. It has been laid across my grandmother’s hope chest all my life, and probably most of hers.
This quilt is old and thread bare in places, but it reminds me of the women who worked hard to take care of their families and it makes me happy.
The next quilt is one that my Memaw (dad’s mother) made for me when I was a baby. I am hoping that one day I might have a granddaughter to give this to!
So in the fine tradition of these wonderful women, I am making quilts for the babies. Since the two youngest will end up sharing a room, I wanted them to have coordinating bedding without having to spend an arm and a leg. So when I was at the craft store I found these materials and snatched them up!
These quilts for the babies are going to make great Christmas presents for them! And speaking of presents, here is one more quilted item that all three of my boys will be getting on Christmas morning. (And yes, I know it’s early to be talking about Christmas, but if you are frugal shoppers, as we are, you start your shopping right after Christmas for next year!) I found some adorable Peanuts material on sale after Christmas last year and couldn’t resist getting it to make stockings for the boys. Here is what they look like so far. When they are finished, each will have a different colored cuff and their embroidered initial!
I hope everyone has a terrific weekend! I’m going back to my Donna Reed and Tissues, maybe even curl up under one of my special quilts, and enjoy the goodies my mama brought me yesterday!