Pieced by Kathy Cracroft Wilhelmsen
(Draper, Utah – 2017)
Traditionally this block is known as the Grandmother’s Album or Granny Square quilt block. The center square represents the baby, and each color outward symbolizes a generation past: parents, grandparents, great-grandparents. That is why I chose the name Generations for this quilt.
Each block is made up of 41 1.5-inch (unfinished) squares, and the entire quilt has more than 1,100 of these tiny squares. Each piece was put into the quilt individually – no strip piecing. To me, each square represents a cherished ancestor. The quilt was made entirely from scraps and leftovers; I love honoring the quilting tradition of frugality.