Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Very First "Real" Quilt

For ten years, I was a "wanna-be quilter". I would talk about quilts. I would buy tons of cotton yard goods and quilt books and magazines. I would go to guild meetings. But I never actually made a quilt that was quilted.

So when I quit smoking December 31st, 2008, I discovered that I needed something to do with my hands and went back to piecing in earnest. My UFO was a matchy-uppy design made from hand-dyed orange fabric that I had made at a workshop on fabric dying. I allowed myself to arrange to have the top quilted by Linda Monasky of The Bear Paw Gallery http://www.thebearpawgallery.com/machine_quilting.html. She did a fabulous job and my life was changed. I had a quilt made, not just talked about! It went to my sister in Connecticut for Christmas and she still loves it dearly.




5 comments:

Katie said...

OOOOO VIC!!! That is an AMAZING first quilt!!!!!!!! MUCH better than mine!!!

JCnNC said...

I love your first quilt - you did good with the colors. Thanks for sharing. Judy C

Nann said...

You got off to a great start!

Debra Robinson said...

Wow, Vic. Very impressive first quilt! It was fate that you became a quilter! I remember my 1st. It was a christmas quilt, still have it. Good luck with your OB. What do you think we'll do w/the reds?...........Debra in Ma.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

The quilt looks so lovely! :)

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