Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My 1st quilt

After talking with Barb yesterday about her 1st quilt I thought I'd put mine out there. I thought she started quilting with Jeanette and me way back when. I remember sitting on the front porch with our grandmother's shoe box of scraps cutting out each piece seperately using a template made out of cardboard. As we cut it out we would string it so the pieces wouldn't get scattered and all we needed to do was pull off one piece at a time. For me this was about 40 some years ago. For Barb it was a little (little) less.

Anyway I decided to make a dresden plate, the only one I've ever made, and here it is. My mother and I quilted it about 35 years ago (as you can tell) and I have used it ALOT. For a long time this was the only quilt I had.

Here is a closer view. All the plates look like this. In some places there is nothing but the top stitch thread. My girls used it for entertainment by pulling the fabric.

They really went to town on the back. My son-in-law doesn't like to sleep under this - I wonder why

If any quilt is in need of a makeover it is this one. Even though it is in rags I can't bear to get rid of it and it doesn't seem to get close enough to the top of the stack to be worked on. So my 1st quilt still goes on.


Barb said...

Well...I don't have such memories....I do remember watching you and Jeanette with these piles of cut fabric on a string....that is it...no quilt for me. I wish I had of then I would be better at it than I am.....glad you showed the picture, I love it. For the life of me I can never remember yours or Jeanette's quilt...just the piles of cuts on a thread like a necklace.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What fun for all of you to share this quilting memory. I did not connect you together -

Stray Stitches said...

Your treasure may be falling apart but your memories of making it will always be there.

Kristie said...

Wow! Such a beautiful quilt! The fabric may be fraying but I love quilts like this. A treasure of a lifetime.

Bev S said...

Well I don't remember all of that. I just remember the quilt in the dinning room. I was hehehehe to young to remember. Only by about 8 years. But do love the old quilt.

JJ said...

Wow, I guess I am going to have to go get my first quilt down and take a picture of it.