Today I wanted to share with you a number of baby quilts and throws that I found while helping my husband clean up our store room, otherwise known as our conex. This is a beaut of a shipping container we used to move here to Hawaii's Whole Acre, and it works swell as a storage unit, all 8' x 40' of it. Among the many boxes, I found a huge one stuffed to the gunnels with blankets, I had completely forgotten about. It was like finding a box full of memories, so I thought I would share them today here with you.
Andrews quilt was made using cloth from my scrap box, which were mostly fabrics from my clothes I had made in high school. The blue square's were a pajama fabric given me by my high school sewing teacher, Mrs. Stacey Miracle in 1977-78, as a gift for all the hard work I had done for her in her classroom, and for my excellent grades in her advanced sewing and tailoring class.
I made patterns from a cute little coloring book that I bought called, Bialosky Bear. It was full of cute bears doing different activities, and simply perfect for making into a quilt. It was the very first applique quilt I had ever attempted and I would certainly do it much differently now. We were very limited in our funds in those days, so I had to make do with what I had. That blue fabric was just too light to work well without puckering and this was the days before, "wonder under." I think the bears are darling.
All in all, tho it was hard work, I am very happy my husband had me help him clean up the store room or who knows how long these pretty blankets would have languished in there?!