My husband’s Grandmother made Grandmother Flower Quilts in her spare time. She worked hard, sometimes taking in laundry. She was a midwife, going with a doctor to the new mother’s home when a baby was delivered and then staying for a while to take care of the new mother and the baby. When I met her, she was a companion and aide for an elderly woman.
I inherited one of her quilts from my mother in law. Nana’s quilts were perfect. She used scraps from her sewing . Anyone interesting in dating fabrics, would find a goldmine in her quilts. This one looks as if it was made in the thirties or forties. She tied all her quilts.
When I was a young mother, Nana taught me how to make the quilt. I placed green where she had green and the centers were yellow. My fabrics are from the fifties. I used scraps from the skirts that I made for my girls and some from Nana’s sewing. My quilt is hand quilted.
My mother also made a Grandmother’s Flower garden and was making another when she passed away. I am still sewing on that quilt and will show both of them at a later date.
Have a great day and happy quilting.