My story is about my Grandmother (really a great-aunt) and my Mother who taught me how to sew when I was a little girl. It was on a tredale machine and they would peddle while I guided fabric through the machine.
Does anyone remember the fabric cut outs for stuffed animals and for barbie dresses? I made alot of those when I first started. At 5 or 6 they were much easier than cutting patterns. I didn't get to that until I started 4-H at about 8 years old. But I digress.
I started with a family photo that showed both my Mother and I at about the right ages, and asked a cuz for a photo of Grandma. I enlarged the photos and then drew around them so they could be put onto a quilt.
Oh - don't forget the Star of the Show - The Sewing Machine! It came from an old picture I had laying around - but I changed it up a bit.
This was my first layout. Do you see the great Tulip? My new friend Deb B made one and I copied hers I just love it - I did end up changing it up a bit a little later on - I added some PINK!
I needed one more block and another lovely lady Rosemary - had a beautiful rose quilt that she let me look at and I made a rose for the lower corner.
|This is the layout of fabric for my rose.|
|This is what it turned out to look like.|
This is what my layout was after I added the rose.
I did change this layout - butI will show you that on Monday.
Have a great weekend!