Friday, December 28, 2007

My first quilt - Part 2

I hope everyone had a glorious holiday celebration - whichever holiday you were celebrating this month.

Rick and Rebecca took down their tree on Wednesday, so I was finally able to get some good pictures of my first quilt. Note the fact that I struggled through quilting five white squares before I gave up and tied the rest with fuzzy white yarn. Also note the wonderful quality (not!) of the white broadcloth I used. You can also see the exciting print on the two calicos LOL! There sure wasn't much available in 1974 - particularly 100% cotton! Not at all something I'd ever want on our bed - but it makes a great Christmas tree skirt!

It's always so much fun to see first quilts and hear their stores - some of them are doozies!

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Gratitudes:

1. Just a bit of snow on Christmas - lovely to watch it falling
2. Six days of vacation before I head back to work
3. One more day of work before retirement!
4. A fantastic hubby who is willing to teach an extra year so I can retire now
5. Three more days this year - how many more UFO's can I get finished by New Year's Eve?

5 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

My first quilt was made in 1976 and I can relate to the broadcloth because my whole quilt was made with it. It was a sampler quilt (I realize now) using all these bright Amish type colors. Like you, I started the hand quilting and resorted to tying that thing. I gave it away. I hope it has passed on to the great quilt graveyard because it is probably as badly made as I can remember.

Carol said...

OMG,OMG,OMG...1 more day of work...YIPPEE! I am doing the dance for you Patti! You are going to love it!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Happy Retirement!!

Judy said...

What fun stories Patti! I think you did a great job fixing that blue quilt. I wouldn't have thought of it, but it worked perfectly!

Leslie said...

I remember those two prints. They were available at the Five and Dime store in our town for $3.79 a yard. We thought it was highway robbery!