I started this with blue flannel and red sweatshirt fabric. I was moving happily along when I ran out of the blue flannel! I had other flannels, but didn’t want the edges to look out of place, so I cut up a bunch of old jeans and finished up the quilt that way. I used white cotton for the hand tying, but I’m not sure I like it. I may have to learn to machine quilt. What do you think? Does the hand tied look take away or add to in this case?
Christmas day was fast approaching, and still I hadn’t found anything for my sister. I was on the lookout for something just right in a thrift store, or second hand shop, or even in my house somewhere (We try not to buy NEW things for eachother..that just wouldn’t do..) But nothing had jumped out at me, and time was running out. She too had made a pile last summer from fabrics she liked, letting me know the kind of quilt she’d prefer. But I couldn’t possibly have time for that. Not this year. Or did I? I had started one of my own with larger squares. The work goes fast when the squares are big.
Now that Christmas is over, I can show off all the fun I’ve had with making quilts! Natalee was here over the summer and chose a bunch of fabrics for her quilt. Hers was the craziest I’ve made yet, with lots of 3 inch squares and even some triangles!
Hand tied with navy blue string. Guess I didn’t get a picture of that. Stay tuned for the fastest quilt I’ve ever made!
I recently scored the Jackpot when I was granted a “have at it” over a huge selection of vintage fabric. I have been in a quilting daze ever since! Here is my first quilt top. I fogot to take the finished photos, as it is off in a package to my neice who decided to give birth a bit early. But you get the idea..
Before the move, I spent countless hours browsing and dreaming about the details of the new place. I came across this quilt on ebay and sent the link to my daughter. What the heck. Mother’s Day, or a birthday, or Christmas would be here eventually. I really thought she would chuckle and dismiss it. But when she was here for her visit she gave me a huge gift bag with wonderful housewarming card and sure enough; the dream quilt was mine! What a gal!
The chairs were a gift too! A beautiful set of four from the new “step mother-in-law” (?) .
What a difference sixty four pictures can make!