Sunday, July 7, 2013

A Finish and The First Quilt I Ever Made...

Here is the completed baby clothes quilt.  It went with its owners just a few days ago.  I really think it came out beautifully and they seemed VERY happy so I am thrilled!

Then, yesterday, I helped my husband clean out the garage which was wayyyy over due!  I came across a box that was labelled Winter Clothes,  but when I opened it, this was the first thing I saw...
It is the first quilt I ever made, circa 1990.  I have been looking for it for months and obviously, it was not in any of the boxes labelled as bedding or linens. 
It is made out of drapery samples and a few fabric scraps from my mom's sewing stash.  The green was purchased especially for the quilt.  My Grandmother supervised its' construction.

It was then taken to "Cat's Paw Quilting"- a woman in Los Alamos who had a long arm in her home.  She quilted it and bound it for me. 
Here is a close up but you still can't see the alternating hearts quilt pattern that I have since done freehand on a quilt that I did a few years ago.

This fabric, in the top middle has always been my favorite one.  Sorry, I didn't get a better picture, it is a bird and flowers.  You can see the quilting a little better here.

This quilt is worn thin as my husband and I have always used it on our bed until just a few years ago. 
I think I will try to find a place to hang it or some other way to display it.  This quilt means more to me now than I ever would have imagined upon making it.  I think I will make a label for it since it has gone all these long years without one.  The label will have more special information on it now than it would have back then anyway.


  1. So happy you found your beautiful memory! :)

  2. Visiting from Quitl Story - I just love your baby clothes quilt!
    And it's great you found your first quilt ever. I just finished my own and I hope there will be many more :)

    Liefs, Audrey



Blog Archive