I have my first squares for Baby I's quilt and they came from no one other than her Mommy! Yes, that would be me. The oldest and most meaningful fabric item that I had to contribute (and was saving anyway for my daughter) was my prom dress. Let's face it, Baby I will probably never wear it even if she is into vintage clothing. It was a tad bit mermaidish, but in 1987 I was the shiznit!
I have you to know (while you are laughing) I was the ONLY one in Las Vegas with that dress. I know this to be true because I made my mother go to every formal dress store, in the area, with me to make sure! Good times. We paid a cool $275 for that dress back in the day, so I was stylin' (I still have the tags also). I know you appreciate the blue eye shadow. Don't laugh or talk about me. I've seen a few of your photos rockin' that same blue eye shadow. The guy in the picture was my boyfriend Javier...ahhh, young love. Oh, I digress...back to my dress in preparation for my pumpkin's quilt. So, the dress before I cut it up for a square (I burned the dress tonight while ironing, but I just cut around that) this evening:
The dress after:
And Baby I's first square:
Can you tell, I'm so excited about her quilt? I also found a couple of people in my neighborhood this weekend who can assemble the quilt. I am supposed to meet with them (one day) to discuss commissioning one of them for this project. That sounds expensive doesn't it? I had to remind them I am going to be a single mom and they said "oh, don't worry we will work it out". Oh, yea...uh, hu...okay.