Neno’s Apron Quilt

Neno's Aprons

It will be my second apron quilt.  The first one was called The Silence of Aprons the title inspire by the poem by  Carl Sandburg.

This time I got an email from Tess asking me if I would make a quilt from her grandmothers aprons.  They hold memories of  many Sunday dinners and Tess’ Neno was obviously a very special person.  I liked the idea of making the quilt and the love and  emotion I sensed in the email, so told Tess to send the aprons.

For some reason I kept picturing a worn and lovingly stained white canvas full length apron.  I knew there was more than one, but that was all I could see in my mind.   The box arrived on Friday, and what a surprise when I opened it up and saw all the colorful aprons.  I picked the green flowered one out first, falling in love with the fabric.  When I read Tess’ note I found out that this was her  favorite too and she asked if I could put it into the quilt intact.  Well, I haven’t started designing it yet, but I’m going to try very hard to get that apron in whole, stings and all.

If I get this done before the Fiber Festival at the Adirondack Museum on September 15th, I’m planning on hanging it there for the day.  (Tess already gave me the ok)   It’s a nice example of how I recycle fabric, since you’ll actually be able to see at least one whole apron.

So here it is, step one of Neno’s Apron Quilt.  I’ll let you know what happens next.


5 thoughts on “Neno’s Apron Quilt

  1. Wow…I sell vintage aprons in our antique booth…I never thought about making a quilt from their fabric. What a great idea! I recently purchased several yards of vintage feedsack fabric at an auction and I used it for making aprons, dish towels and pot holders. I love vintage fabric! Can’t wait to see your finished quilt…have fun creating!

  2. Maria,

    A quilt with the whole apron intact! I cannot even imagine it. Best of luck designing and executing this. Can’t wait to see it. You are up for a challenge!


  3. I reckon that you could make a quilt out of most anything. My maternal grandmother used feed sacks to piece quilt tops which in the day came in 100% cotton designs. She used feed sacks to make all her girl’s clothing, sheets, and clothing related.

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