This leaves me with a problem. What do I do with the pieces that my mom and grandma gave me? I have a cup and saucer set from each set on display in a bookshelf as a way to show appreciation for something that was important to them and a way to stay connected to them. The rest of the sets are in a dresser drawer in my spare bedroom waiting for me to figure out what to do.
Here's what I'm working with:
The question really becomes how to translate these cups and saucers into the Spinster Quilt.
|Cups and Saucers|
In the end, I decided not to mimic the cups directly but to go in a floral direction. Both women loved Hawaii and I like the slight Hawaiian feel to the flowers in this fabric. I also like the slightly old-fashioned feel to the colors in this fabric which I think picks up on the old-fashioned china. And, the colors are more similar to the colors I would have chosen had I ever picked a china pattern. This generation is making her china out of quilting cotton.