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!
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11 comments:

Tracey said...

Awww....how sweet that he had to put it back in his room as soon as you were done. :o) Yep...you got yourself a dedicated fan...and a cute one too!

quiltpixie said...

Don't bury yourself in all that new fabric! It's got to last a while... :-)

Dawn said...

Isn't it so fun to go back and see first quilts - although since your little boy has claimed it you see it every day! That is adorable!

Leah S said...

Hey, log cabin was my very first pattern too. How sweet that your son loves it. Too bad he doesn't like the PROCESS of quilting - the shopping, cutting, sewing, etc. :)

cher said...

great photo..nice when a first or second quilt holds up so well ! thanks for sharing-Cher

Mary said...

My boys love quilts too but they're much bigger than your little one so the quilts have to be too.

Log Cabin is my youngest son's favorite pattern and he'd like this one. I made and donated a blue log cabin quilt for a raffle four years ago and he still fusses at me for giving away that quilt.

Laurie said...

Evelyn,
Too cute! What great quilt fan you have!!! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs
Laurie

cindyquilts said...

My first quilt was embroidered squares ... circus animals. Bear in mind, I was one of the guys and none of them ever knew that I knew how to embroider. Finished it while expecting first daughter, guess Mom must have sent my stuff because I was in So.Caro. and she was still in Oregon. Daughter is now going on 35 and that quilt has seen several babies...

JudyL said...

I wish my second quilt looked that good! It's so neat your son loves it.

7 - 8 days is pretty good, huh? It takes that long for fabric to get from Big Horn quilts to me.

Have fun with your fabric!

Judy L.

Jeanne said...

Hooray - Evelyn got a fabric transfusion! No wonder you've been busy sewing instead of computering :)

Your blue log cabin is wonderful! Now I'm always going to think of you when I think of BLUE. Give your little guy a hug and tell him thank you for sharing his quilt.

Cathi said...

What a cutie! Aren't kids great! Both my kids love the fabric and my oldest watches me sew and helps me cut "strings" when I'm hand sewing... She wants to make her own quilt someday and has her own stash!