Weekend is drawing to a close already. Too fast for sure this time, as it probably will be for the rest of the year. It will be 2014 before we all know it!
I got the center stars completed for Nantucket. They actually go really fast and you end up with a flimsy of about 45″ square, before the 9 patch borders.
This looks so cozy already, I just want to get it on the couch!
I started on my strip sets for the 9 patch unit. Had to make at least an inspirational one to get me going… The first of HOW MANY???
Ok, it will go fast too I’m sure. Good practice for getting a perfect quarter inch seam allowance.
Thought I would also share a couple of pictures of my first completed quilt. I made it in 1990 or 1991 I think. During college, pieced a little over half of it by hand, and then the rest on a new Singer machine, cut the pieces by hand with a pencil and yardstick as my guides. No pattern really, just laid out the log cabin blocks in a ‘barn raising’ layout (?).
My grandmother helped me handquilt it after I borrowed her four long wood slats and clamps that she herself used in the day to do quilts. I hung the frame from my bedroom ceiling with hooks. It will be a memory that I will be able to treasure forever!
It was a gift for my boyfriend. It came with a disclaimer however, which was that it had to stay in my family. Hence, I had it back a year or so later. LOL
The backing was a king size green sheet and I rolled it to the front to make the binding. I may have bought a second sheet to cut up for the borders. I used extra loft batting and this thing is thick. I just outline quilted the cabin blocks, but did my best to put some holiday themed items in the borders (bells, holly berries, feathers).
Unfortunately, through loving use and poor quality materials – a couple of spots have come up that are in need of great repair.
And here ….
I still have the scraps in a bag somewhere, tucked away in my closets. I’ll need to get these mended somehow. I’ll be on the search in blog land for some good tutorials on DIY quilt repairs.
Thanks again for stopping by! I hope you had a great weekend also!