Friday, August 20, 2010

My first quilt!

I had to make up the spare bed today for a visitor tonight and as I was making it I realised I have never shared my very first quilt. Not long after I was married (we were given my sewing machine as a wedding present from SH's grandmother) I did night quilting classes at an Adult education centre with a friend. We were not very good at doing our homework and at the end of the course I had a bag of squares to show for it and not much else!!!It was quilt as you go and a sheet was cut up for the backing. The colors are quite dated, green and pink! A few years ago Mum offered to see what she could do with them and managed to put together a small quilt and a pillow! She did say it was a true labor of love!!! Hopefully my quilting has improved since then but it will always hold a special place in my home!


While making the bed I had a helper! Peter spent most of the time hiding under the pillow and just poked his head out to say hi! He is very cute!

6 comments:

Lurline said...

Oh, I like - looks so inviting!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Carol said...

Oh my! Your first? And all those different techniques. I'm in awe. What lucky guests to snuggle down under a beautiful handmade quilt.

Pen Pen said...

Aw... how special! I have a bag of quilt blocks in those same colors... blue,pink, green, peach... all very dated. I really need to do something with them. I figure one day those colors will come back around and then I'll be ahead of the game. :o) Your quilt is very pretty.

Beth said...

I have 2 of my 1st attempts also..funny..they seem to be just about the same colors! I could only buy cottons on base when we were stationed in Spain. I could not find much fabric at all on the economy...

Calidore said...

First quilts are always special no matter how weird the colours are and actually I think your colours are pretty darn cool. Does you guest know how privildged they are to sleep under your very first quilt???? I would tell them...vbg.

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