A Doo-Rag Quilt?

This is a one of a kind item and is not for sale, but I wanted to share the story behind how it was made.

My Mother made this quilt for me back in the 1990s.  She made it out of scraps of Doo-Rag material – fabrics that we may no longer carry.

My Mother, who passed away in 2004, was a mathematician and engineer in the 1940’s.  Now as you can imagine, back in the 1940s women were either at home raising a family or in professions such as a nurse, secretary or teacher.  Not my Mother!

Because of her mathematical and engineering mind, she just had to make the pieces hexagonal in shape to make it even more interesting.  It was completely sewn by hand because there is no way you can sew those pieces on a machine…without considerable work.

What a unique and one of a kind item, huh?

This is my favorite picture of my Mother.  I kept this photo near me at the time of her passing.

She was 24 years old in the photograph and pursuing a degree in engineering.  I did not inherit her engineering mind – although you might disagree when looking at the intricate stitching on our Doo-Rags!