This quilt is what my family has referred to for years as The Fourth of July Quilt. I think this was the first quilt my mom ever made when she got married in 1972. And for most of my childhood this was the quilt we took on picnics, played fort with in the backyard, and sat on to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July. So that, plus its colors, is where it got its name.I LOVE all the retro fabrics in this quilt! Talking about it with my mom she said she really had to look hard for anything to use. Polyester was king in the early 70’s and cotton prints were scarce. Many of the fabrics are cotton/poly blend. Quilting was probably not so chic in the early 70’s either.
The little strawberry print fabric was something she’d used to make a dress for herself. I think I remember that dress.
I love that this quilt is still around. It’s fun to see how far my mom has come with her quilting – and that she was a quilter at heart long before quilting made a comeback. I also love the childhood memories associated with this quilt. And it will probably get used this weekend while watching more fireworks.