Saturday, November 26, 2011

my first quilt

Decade, my first quilt made after the quilting bug got me. I made my first one when I was about 11or 12 from a big bag of scraps Momma had from making our clothes and scrapes she was given. It was a huge string quilt. Bonnie Hunter at http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2011/11/first-quilts.html  asked what our first quilt was.

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I didn’t appreciate the work in my first quilt and used and abused it. I even laid out in the sun on it. Years later I gave it to our poor dog Coco who was deathly afraid of storms.  This quilt is called Decade, the name fits. It took me 10 yrs to complete. I didn’t work on it exclusively during that time. My daughter uses it daily now and has a deep appreciation for it and all quilts in general. She sat by me many hours while I was hand quilting it. When I would get the needle stuck she would take my hemostats and pull it through and she even threaded some of my needles. Is she a quilter? Not yet but I haven’t given up on her.

7 comments:

Ginny said...

It's hard to believe this is your first quilt! It is gorgeous! Really love it!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

I"m so happy to see you posted this! We've been out and I Just got home and found it!

*hugs*
Bonnie

Charlotte said...

thanks, I had lots of encouragement along the way from a friend that made one with me, so we just kept swapping fabrics.

Janet O. said...

I really like this scrappy quilt! The name is great, too. I think I have a few quilts that could use a name like that--if they ever get finished!

Impera_Magna said...

What a wonderful quilt! And it was your first? Wow! I love quilts that are used and loved and have memories all wrapped up in it... and this one definitely has!

JoanieinNC said...

Wow! beautiful first quilt!

Charlotte said...

thanks for all the lovely comments.