Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

My First Quilt

Bonnie Hunter is doing a Mr Linky of First Quilts.  I’ve posted about this quilt in the past, but thought I’d bring everything together in a single post.

As a young child, I remember sleeping under quilts made by my grandmother “Momma Craft”.  We visited my dad parents a couple of times a year, but I don’t remember seeing her sew or quilt during our visits.  Today, I can’t even remember the quilt, just sleeping under it.

Then around the  Bicentennial , my mom took a quilting class.  I think this was the first time I was exposed to quilt making.  My very first ‘quilt’ was a quilted pillow top.  I can remember the denim blue, brown yellow and red calico  and that it was done for a visual aid for a math class.   I’ve recently looked through old photos to see if I could find a picture of it, but had no luck.

What I really consider my “first quilt” is the one pictured above.  This was an assignment in my Sewing for the Family class (I also made a size 2T middy dress, a man’s dress shirt and a blouse for my mother).  A simple tied 9 patch, tied would have met the requirements, but I wanted quilt for my bed.  So I designed this quilt.

As with many other quilts from this time, I had a polyester batting — and I had to sew two sections together.

This set of pictures show exactly how much quilting was in the the quilt.  Yep — next to none.  Just stitch in the ditch and a little bit of hand stitching around the petals of the flowers.

You know where this is going don’t you?

I used that quilt for years.  Turn it width wise and it fit nicely on our king size bed.  But between the lack of quilting and the bad basting job I did on the batting, the stitching eventually came out and the batting rolled up.  At that point I could no longer use the quilt — but for the life of me I don’t know where it is.

I really would like to find the quilt. After quilting for the past few years, I’m confident that I can fix it.

Now what is really weird, is in the last couple of years I found the scraps!

5 Thoughts on “My First Quilt

  1. Glad you have photos to remember it by. It was loved to death!

  2. I had to scan a picture from my photo album to get my first quilt picture up. I wanted to show it in the original colors, it is so faded. Had to love that Polyester!

  3. What a lovely first quilt. Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. what a chuckle–have you saved it or do you think you tossed it?

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