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Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Fall 2011

Posted on: October 29, 2011


As of this writing, there are 232 bloggers with quilts up over at Amy’s Creative Side. Amy hosts this virtual quilt show in conjunction with Spring and Fall Market, and it’s always so much fun to look at all the beautiful quilts that people share.

Today, I’m going to share with you the very first quilt I made back around 1998. A friend of mine was having her 3rd baby, her first girl, and I wanted to make something special and girly for her. I had no idea what I was doing, but I’d been sewing since I was 10, so figured I could handle a quilt! I had seen a quilt in, I think, a pink ribbon/breast cancer awareness fundraising quilt book, but was not able to find the book again, so I went from memory. I gathered a bunch of pink fabrics and proceeded to cut a whole bunch of 2″ squares. I know…what was I thinking? I laid the squares out on my living room floor. And, just when it was perfect, my big old tom cat, Hercules, came charging right through the middle of it! Grrrrrrr!!! Back to the drawing board, so to speak.

I knew nothing about free motion quilting at that time, either, so I hand-tied the quilt. At the intersection of each little square! And, I’m pretty sure the binding was the back of the quilt wrapped around to the front. Something I would never do today! It wasn’t a perfect piece of work by any stretch of the imagination, but it was cute!

Unfortunately, my friends had a house fire a few years ago (no one was home, so no one was hurt!) and I’m fairly certain that this little quilt did not survive.


6 Responses to "Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Fall 2011"

Peccato che l’incendio si sia mangiato questa deliziosa trapunta…..

Beautifully done! :o)

I’m so glad you have a picture of it even though it didn’t survive the fire. It’s so cute!

Wow, great first quilt. How tragic that they had a house fire. Good that nobody was hurt but to lose things like a baby quilt – they just can’t be replaced. I gave my kids’ baby quilts away to the Salvation Army when we moved to New Zealand. What was I thinking!!

What a wonderful and poignant story. I love it and how wonderful you have a picture of it! Thabks for sharing and have a great day

I’m sorry you lost your quilt but glad you have a pic. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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