It’s been pointed out to me by The Genius that I haven’t done a blog post in almost a week. So what do I blog about? My first quilt, which really is butt ugly. Here’s your first hint of the badness.
Camille and Carrie came up with the idea of showing your very first quilt and your most recent quilt. So, here’s my very first masterpiece. Hey Carrie, it’s an icky. This should make you feel a lot better!!!
The year was 1986. I was a senior in college in Oklahoma. My fiance (now My Hero) was in Minnesota and I was bored and lovesick and lonely. So I took a quilt class. I found out part way through the first class that I was supposed to do every bit of it by hand. No offense to those of you who do all of your quilting by hand, but if quilters had owned sewing machines 200 years ago, they would have used them. If you look at the goose on the first photo, I appliqued the body and did a sloppy satin stitch around the rest of his parts! My star was pieced really well. But those calico fabrics! Now lets look at that lovely binding.
I’m sure it was purchased bias, sewn on by machine. Nasty! I took the photo along with the flowers in my crack.
Now, according to the rules, I’m supposed to show you my latest finished project. You’re just going to have to wait. I have 12 ladies at my house for three days for a quilt retreat. I’ll have lots of stuff to show you soon. (If you want to see some finished quilts, just click on the finished projects tabs at the top of the page.)
Oh, and there’s also a famous designer here. If you want to guess, leave a comment. She’s working on new stuff for her next book!
So, to offset the butt ugly, I have some gorgeous flowers to show you. One of my guests brought me the most gorgeous bouquet of flowers I’ve ever received. And they’re out of her garden. Amazing!
I must go. I hear lots of sewing machines humming and mine isn’t one of them!