Thursday, October 9, 2008

My First Quilt

It only seems fair that I show you my first quilt. I've really enjoyed reading about everyone's first quilt. Mine was started about 30 years ago. I regret to say that it is still not finished. I began with the metal window templates, traced them, hand cut, and hand sewed them together. I should have known better. I doubt if it will ever be finished. I started it for my mom and she still asks occassionally if I have finished it.
I just finished a quilt for my daughter, Sara. I will try to post a picture of it tomorrow. I bought the fabric on the day that we took her to Ohio State University for her freshman year. This was a year ago, so considering I still have a UFO that is 30 years old, I think she did well to get it in just a little over a year.
Thank you to everyone who has entered my fall giveaway. I am amazed at the number of people that are participating.


a simple quilter said...

Beautiful Quilt!

I think you should leave it the size it is. Quilt it and bind it and use it as a wall warmer.

I do quite a bit of hand piecing and can appreciate the time it took to get this far.

have a wonderful day!

Terry said...

Hi Joyce! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! This quilt of yours is beautiful! My mom just finished a quilt she sewed all by hand and it took her years and years. When she got to the binding she gave up and used her sewing machine. Can't say that I blame her!

Cindy Keery said...


Thanks for entering my purse giveaway. Only a couple more days and the winner will be announced!

I came across another fantastic give away on a blog this morning with 2 amazing prizes! The way it works is you leave a comment on their blog saying that you heard about the contest on my blog. Then if your name is drawn you with a big prize and I win a big prize! Lots of fun. I posted the details on my blog this morning:

I hope you will enter. Good luck!


PS. what a lovely quilt!

Terry said...

It's me again Joyce! I saw you ask on Debi's blog about the patterns for the Polka Dot Girls...I got mine at Treasured Threads here
You could just email them and ask them about it.