Vintage Thursday posts are everywhere, so I am also joining in each week to share vintage items passed down from my maternal grandmother, Nana, as part of the year long celebration leading up to what would have been her 100th Birthday on October 14th.
In the picture above, the binding was obviously replaced by Nana (by machine) using scraps of fabric she had. Do you see the big X machine stitching next to the binding? The worn blocks on the front were later replaced by Nana using other blocks she had on hand from her mother.
Batting? Nope! Instead peeping out is the hint of a flannel, pale green striped blanket. Nothing went to waste.
Another close up of an original block in different fabric -- this looked like old curtain fabric.
Then you will see on the right side, one of the blocks Nana machine sewed over a worn original block.
When our mom and dad moved us from Texas to Louisiana -- we made many trips home as I was growing up. Upon our arrival, Nana had pulled out the Utility Quilts and then stored them back in the closet after we left. I guess the quilts are in pretty good shape considering there were four of us grandkids born in 5 years.