This week’s discussion question: Write about your first quilt.
Include everything you wish you knew about your grandmother or great grandmother’s first quilt. Some day, someone will want to know this information about your first quilt. Things I included in my writing were:
- Fabrics (colors, prints) you chose and why you chose them
- Block designs you chose and why you chose them
- Batting choice and why
- Hand quilted or machine quilted
- How long it took to finish
This is my first quilt:
I obviously took a sampler class. I thought the quilt was huge but it’s about 60″ square. We had blue carpet in our bedroom and at the time (about 1982), peach and blue was quite popular. Everything is hand pieced, stitching lines were traced around templates, cutting lines were added, cutting was done with scissors.
The quilt is hand quilted (sparsely). I started it and did one block about every two years and finally paid someone to finish quilting it. I think it was finished in about 1995.
The batting is polyester, which was about all we had in our area back then.
I still have the quilt. It makes me smile every time I see it . . I guess because I thought it was so big.