I’m following a parade of quilts…found all the info at one of my favorite blogs Camille Roskelley’s Simplify I’m going to play along! So here goes…
My first “real” quilt, I made for my mom. It was made from patriotic fabric and a free pattern handout from Quilt Country. I made it while watching troops roll into Iraq at the beginning of the war. My mom and I watched daily as we couldn’t stop. I’d watch while she was at school and then she’d call me when she got home and I’d tell her all she’d missed that day. Our favorite reporter was David Bloom. We watched his reports and our hearts were broken when died from DVT. At that time I should’ve been working on wedding stuff since my wedding day was fast approaching, but I wanted to quilt.
The most recent “real” quilt was a shabby chic quilt with prairie points instead of binding. I fell in love with the pattern from Bunny Hill Designs. I ordered the fabric from one of my favorite quilt shops Shabby Fabrics. I had all intentions of putting this quilt on my precious Nora Rose’s bed and redecorating her room into a beautiful rose filled shabby bedroom. But alas…she said she couldn’t like the quilt because it was not purple!
I’m not a perfect quilter. I have more unfinished projects than finished projects. A “real” quilt is when I actually piece the quilt and send it to one of my favorite long arm quilters to quilt for me and then I get it back and finish it up!I’ve learned that I need to take time to cut out my pieces…I get so excited that I get sloppy! Sometimes simple is best.
Each quilt has a story. I’ve been collecting old quilts for years and I often wonder what the story behind the quilt or quilter was…was she an old spinster or a young bride or a mom making something to keep her babies warm at night. My mom made me a little book shortly after my first quilt. It’s for me to journal about the quilts I make. It has a place a for a picture also. After I complete a quilt, I take a picture and journal so that someday when my girls go through my quilts…they will know the story behind each quilt.
until next time…s