was created by my
Great- Grandmother and me. She created these flower garden quilt patches in the early 1960's and I've saved them all these years.
Some are pretty. . . and some are an unique combination of fabrics she would draw out of her sewing basket.
She would hand-sew the pieces together while we watched TV together. I remember that she liked Roller Derby and Wrestling on TV.
I just liked being with her.
I also added diagonal quilting lines and free hand machine-stitched embroidery with sparkly ribbon thread.
Then I washed the whole fabric and dried it with a hot dryer temperature to shrink the flannel and create a soft quilt fabric.
Since the fabric is heavier than most fabric used to create a child's top, I reduced the bulk of all the seams by zigzagging close to the seams and trimming the excess. I bound the hems with bias tape, just like you would a quilt.
My hope is that when my Granddaughter wears this top, it will feel like she is wrapped in a warm, soft, cozy quilt made by her Grandmother and Great-Great-Great-Grandmother.
Love you still Great-Grandma Kelly,