I'm not a huge fan of double knit. *cringe* But I do love the colors! Lucky for me, she had already sewn them into 9-patches. :)
I figured I should send them on to a life better than the one they were living in a box on my shelf. So I sewed them into a top. These 9 patches were made out of small rectangles rather than squares. I like the not so square look.
Pretty bright right? I'm thinking these are scraps from my grandma and my mom making their own clothes in the 60's/70's. I actually think I remember a couple of these prints from my mom wearing them in the 70's. I looked online for patterns to see if I could recognize any of the ones my mom made, but didn't find any.. but I did find these. :D I remember my older cousins wearing some of these styles.
Good old double knit. ;) You can't beat it.. esp. with some 1970s TV. hehe Do you remember these?
I don't know what I'll back that quilt top with, I might see if there's a big enough piece in my grandma's scraps to back it with. I'm not sure it needs batting. The fabric doesn't really breathe so it's pretty warm.
Then I found these gigantic 9-patches at the bottom of the box. 12 of them. So I sewed them into three separate baby blankets and backed them with minky.
I think my mom definitely wore that lighter blue one with the white circles/flowers in it. With her Dr. Scholls. :)
I backed one of them with an orange minky remnant that I had and the other two in white minky, which looks a lot better. The orange isn't my favorite, but it's super soft.
I think these will be winging their way to the PNG Quilt Collective, and hopefully into the hands of a mom that needs to keep her baby warm. :)
You can read about the Papua New Guinea quilt project here if you're interested in sending a baby quilt.
P.S. This is the kind of car my parents bought in 1970. :) They don't make 'em like that anymore.. the trunk is practically the size of a NYC apartment. :) OH, and congrats to Wendy K. for winning my Sew Mama Sew giveaway! Your fabric will be on its way!