Sometime in the 1980's my mother's sister, Lou, made this postage stamp quilt for my mother. It was the 'Nappy Quilt' that she shared with most of her grandchildren when they needed a nap with Oma. It has been well loved and has been mended many times over the years. When we sorted through my mother's house I was blessed with this quilt.
Sometime in the late 80's or early 90's, when my aunt was cleaning out some of her leftovers, she sent a shoe box full of the leftover pieces from this and several other quilts like it that she made at that time. I took up that challenge and decided to make a quilt for my sister. When I got started putting those little pieces together I discovered that they were not all the same size so I first had to trim them all down.Here is a picture of that quilt that I finished in time for her birthday in 1992.
There were lots of little pieces leftover still and I put them back into that shoe box and tucked them away for some other day. The other day I saw that shoe box and decided it was high time I do something with those little squares. I discovered that I had added more squares to the box back in the early 90's and that I had not trimmed all the squares down so That will be a project for this evening.
I have started hand sewing the 1 1/2" squares together into strips of 4. My plan is to make them into 16-patch blocks and then either just put them together or add some sashing. Whatever I decide, I will do this project all by hand, so don't look for a finished product anytime soon!