Friday, January 13, 2006
An Early Quilt
In case you guys are wondering where I disappeared off to - well, my BIG box (30 pounds!) of fabrics arrived from the US on Tuesday!!! Judy, the box took 7-8 days to arrive, not sure the exact day my sister sent it. So, I've been washing, ironing and... sewing of course, Silly! Chain piecing actually, so I have no photo to post at this time unless you want to see the pile behind my sewing machine.
So, here is a photo of an early quilt - I made this one when I was 15 (it was my 2nd quilt). My Mom bought me this OLD "portable" sewing machine at a yard sale for about $10 - it weighed a TON and signed me up for this class. I loved every minute. Poor Dad had to lug that machine into the shop every week - too bad for him that the yard sale buy wasn't a Featherweight!
Anyway, the strips finish at 1.25" and each block is about... 10". The entire quilt is about 42X42. In case any of you are wondering - it is actually a pretty good size quilt for a crib quilt. It is tied with embroidery floss. There is a tiny bit of sun fading in areas, but all in all it is in very good shape! And yes, Jeanne - it is BLUE! Ummm - the lady at the quilt store asked me what color I wanted to make, I said blue, and she picked out the fabrics. After Mom died I got the quilt. This past summer Little Boy discovered it - in the closet - and promptly claimed it as his very own. We do not go anywhere without his "blue quilt", which is why I just happen to have it in Austria to take this photo. As a matter of fact, he was a bit distressed when I took it out of his bunk to take a photo! As soon as the photos were done he dragged it back into his room and put it back away. My biggest little quilt fan!