Sunday, November 27, 2011

My 1st quilt

Bonnie Hunter has done a post about your first quilt and has invited others to share (using her new "linky" thing) I love that she calls it the "linky thing".
Anyway my first quilt is not a thing of beauty but was a long time in the making. I think I started it when I was 10 or 11. My Dad had made me a hope chest for Christmas where you stored things for your own first home and I decided to make a quilt. My mom had always sewn all our clothes so there were lots of scraps to use including velvet and poly/cotton. I cut squares and sewed them together and then after a few rows it got put away for a few years. I then cut new squares and sewed some more rows apparently in a different size but added the rows anyways. It was going to be twin size and when I get engaged I decided it should be queen size.
In the spring of 1977 before I got married my mom helped me pin it to a quilting frame made by laying 2 x 4's on sawhorses in the basement and my fiancee(still my fantastic husband) helped to hand quilt it. We used an ice cream pail lid as the template to draw half circles ; what a memory. Now I have to go find a picture to post here :). Here is the link to the other first quilts on Bonnie's page

And here we are a day later....................


  1. Wow I did not know about this quilt. Or Maybe I did and forgot about it.

  2. Great quilt - and you were so young! I've linked up too, it's so much fun sharing and learning from others!