Everyone has a hope chest and I am sure that is what she (MOM) had in mind when she made these blankets. I have two of them that she made out of flour sacks. Then they came in printed material too. This quilt is a butterfly design and the other is bow tie not pictured! They are probably about sixty years old.
This one she had copied designs out of old coloring books and copied it onto the flour sacks, then embroidered and colored the design with i think she used crayons!. I later finished it into blocks and put a little frill and ribbon around the edge.
When she got older the quilts got more elaborate and here is one she made a couple years or so before she passed away.
And this is one of the first ones i made as it was easy to put all the different pieces together to make a crazy quilt with lots of lace and hearts. This is my favorite blanket that I cuddle up on the steps to enjoy the outdoors , or the fire outside. This one I am going to try and do I have some material already, it is just getting down to it that is the question. I am one of those persons who sits and dreams about it and looks at the pictures and thinks I have done the quilt already!!!!!!! saves money...hahha A box I made as a kid, had given it to mom and she kept it thru all these years and here it is again. My granddaughter likes to peek in here every time she comes over so I make sure it has combs, lipstick, brush and buttons and things in it. It is one of the first places she goes to when she thinks we are not looking!!!!