One of the many treasures uncovered while cleaning out my grandparents home... this quilt. I started sewing it with my Gram when I was in middle school! We cut the squares, sewed them together, picked out a back, added some batting and basted the whole thing together. And it sat like that for 16 years.
I opened it all the way up... for the first time in almost 2 decades... and spread it out on my (dark and messy) living room floor. It's dark because it's naptime, and it's messy because we have 2 kids living here :). I tempted fate by tiptoe-ing around this sleepy face to spread out and re-pin the sides. It was successful! I used to be able to do anything at naptime - make dinner, go down to the basement to do laundry, even sew at my machine with Lucca in the next room. Now she wakes up if I uncross my legs too quickly! So lately naptime hasn't been a very productive time for me. I cut patterns, lay things out, take pictures... but even typing sometimes disturbs her. Some days I really really really wish I could get some sewing done, or start dinner, or even check the mail... but she wont be a baby forever, and I know I'll miss these sweet days... so I just do what I can :).
Some fabrics from the 70's. leftovers from when my mom and my aunt sewed their clothes in high school...
Some from my middle school home-ec class projects...
Some cut from old clothes...
and a bunch of bright yellow basting stitches, hand sewn across the back.
Sleeping beauty... thankfully still sleeping!
Spread out on messy floor in a dark room :)
Here are some pictures of us lounging and playing on the quilt, which I have sewn together at the edges, but haven't actually quilted yet:
The 15 year quilt....
I'm so glad it's finally getting some love!
(I'll update when I do more work on it, pinky swear)