Monday, 3 December 2012

My First Quilt..sort of!

Hope you are all having a great day....11pm here and stinking hot still! YUKKY! Supposed to get worse tomorrow, nearly wishing I was at work in the air conditioning..but not quite.

I am sorting through hundreds of photos and trying to put them in some sort of order.....starting with my quilting ones. I came across one of the first bits of patchwork I made. I was about 16 or 17 and decorating my room for Christmas....

Stunning isn't it? ha ha ha. I still have it, I still put it on the spare bed every Christmas...and I still love it!

My mother was not so impressed, as I needed a backing so I got one of her brand new flannellette sheets from the cupboard....when she wasn't looking! Stitched it to each side, folded over the edges from the back to the front and stitched across the top and bottom, leaving a gap for the doona to go in!
I can't help but ponder how far my quilting has come since then...some 26 years and about 300 quilts later! One thing has not changed...I loved sewing then and I love sewing now.

Have a great day!

Kylie xoxo

1 comment:

  1. I will never part with my first quilt, Kylie. I have only been quilting for about 4 years now but have been sewing for 40+ glad to know you and share your quilting world :) Nancy