Well; as always, I like to enter contests….and so far this year I have won 2…so lets keep that streak alive, shall we?
How about this one from Pat Sloan for a lovely prize package of her new line of fabric Bobbins and Bits – which is not even in the stores yet!!
So, now; go enter on her blog and be sure to post about your “first quilt”…..
Here is what I wrote on her blog about my “first” attempt —
“My first “quilt” was for my first grandchild! I figured if MY mother could make a quilt for a grandchild, I could make one!! It was NOT pretty….or really a quilt! I got a panel of fabric; and backed it with red satin. It did have batting. I finished it with satin binding and TIED it with blue ribbon. Well, when the grandson was 2, I was given the task of rebuilding the quilt. And in those two years, I had learned a lot. So, it got ZEBRA stripe for the back…why…well, the front was Noah’s Ark….and I did a MUCH better job finishing it too. When the grandson was 3 I made him a “big boy quilt” for his twin bed complete with 1/2 square triangles. I’ve come a long way !! :)
Do you want to see a photo? (You know I am full of pictures with my projects!!)
Ok; so I am a miserable failure at remembering the specifics….when I went back to look at the photo; I realized that the one I “rebuilt” was FLEECE and Satin; tied with blue ribbon. Now, this was before I owned a rotary cutter and mat….so forgive my lack of “straight” on this quilt. I believe I borrowed my husbands trusty FRAMING tools…some big L shaped metal thing that was really long…..hey…you use what you got, right?
So; Here are the blocks for my grandson’s quilt which took me nearly a year to make!! Love those 1/2 square triangles !! Really…I do. For some reason there are no finished pictures, but, hey; what you get is what you get. That quilt was a JOY to make!! and I actually brought it home last year and took out all the ties; and QUILTED it. !! (And repaired a few spots along the way!!) Next time I have it, I WILL take front and back photo’s…but considering how well I fixed it up the last time…it might be a few years! This is also the first quilt I used my OWN binding on!!! So many firsts today….but more about that later….
So, I have come a long way in a short bit of time; being taught mostly by my friend Kristin up to the point that I worked on this quilt. It sure has been a lot of fun, and I am GLAD that I am not working at the dining room
table any more, and laying quilts out on the living room rug!! Oh, I have come a long way with my quilting room all set up like a pro….now, I better fix dinner and go out and tidy up the mess I left out there!!
Sew fun! (oh crumb…there goes the smoke alarm…..seriously…..porkchops…MELODY knows how I am with them….)