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Aug 18, 2010

Inspired by Vintage - a 1960s "Quilt"

Aug 18, 2010
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After viewing so many vintage quilts at the Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival, I decided to showcase the only vintage quilt I have.  Actually, it's technically not even quilted, but it is a great patchwork of scraps made by my paternal grandmother Veronica*.



Our best guess is that this blanket was made sometime in the 1960s.  My Grammy made several of these blankets from leftover material she had from making her own house dresses.  The patchwork is more like a coverlet over what we (my mom and I) think is a wool blanket inside.  This is the WARMest blanket I have ever owned.



Ever since I can remember, this quilt was my favorite "sick blanket".  When home sick from school, this blanket helped me through many a fever as I laid on the couch watching TV and drinking 7Up.  It has been through many washings to get rid of the germs, and now it is starting to show it's age.  Some seams are starting to fray - but that's pretty good for 40-50 years old!



Grammy and me

*Side note:  My Grammy Veronica was the BEST pierogi maker.  We would come to visit from Ohio (she lived in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where my dad grew up) and she would have been up since 4am, making pierogies in the kitchen.  Hundreds of them!  What a feast!

Although I love to cook, it is my brother who has taken to carrying on the enduring task of making pierogies.  Don't lose that recipe!
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2 comments:

  1. Very nice quilt and what a joy to still own something which has given you comfort and was made by your grandmother.

    Pastel quilts are my favorite.

    (I came here from Skip To My Lou)

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  2. They're gorgeous! And on a side note... Mmmm... pierogies! It's been too long since I've made them!

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