8 inch squares in basket pattern. Fabric is cotton and appears recycled from clothing. The pieces are hand stitched.
These quilt blocks, and several others like it, were given to me by my dear sister for my recent birthday. The squares were made by my maternal grandmother, Ivis. She had made stacks of them, but never assembled them into a quilt. When she died in the early 1970s, my mother inherited them. Years ago, my mother made a twin-sized quilt for my sister out of many, but not all, of the blocks. And then she eventually gave her the bag of remaining ones.
I like that many of the blocks appear to be made of recycled clothing. My mother frequently talks about my grandparents' "depression-era" mentality, and I think that is evident in the fabrics. I was quite young when my grandmother died, and I guess that seeing these blocks connects me to her somehow - through a love of fabric, color, and pattern.
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