"Quilt Diary of First Year Quilts" by Lilian Myers

This quilt is made up of fabrics used in my First Year of making quilts in
2004.  I used an 18" wedge, and cut up scraps from my finished quilts.  I
used the flip and sew method on many of the wedges, which seemed to take
forever.  When I got tired of that, you can see where I used long strips
that were leftover from the quilts.  The size is 40" in diameter and backed
with batting and red felt.  Looks good in person.  [P.S. I have since put
many of my quilt photos (over 200) on Power Point and Smilebox.]

Lilian Myers in SC


Comments

gini wrote re: "Quilt Diary of First Year Quilts" by Lilian Myers
on Friday, 4 December 2009, 12:38 AM

lilian,  a great project.          wish i'd thought of that. gini

Ms ElleGee wrote re: "Quilt Diary of First Year Quilts" by Lilian Myers
on Friday, 4 December 2009, 7:46 AM

I love this! Especially the center medalion. I have been trying to come up with something to cover up my hexogon (stop sign) windows and i am never sure if it is the pattern or the color that stumps me. Great job, but you knew that already.  laura

Nana wrote re: "Quilt Diary of First Year Quilts" by Lilian Myers
on Friday, 4 December 2009, 1:59 PM

Really neat project.  Love it

Kris wrote re: "Quilt Diary of First Year Quilts" by Lilian Myers
on Friday, 4 December 2009, 6:52 PM

What a great idea Lilian. The quilt is lovely

jay-marie wrote re: "Quilt Diary of First Year Quilts" by Lilian Myers
on Friday, 4 December 2009, 8:29 PM

Clever Girl what a great idea

Eileen wrote re: "Quilt Diary of First Year Quilts" by Lilian Myers
on Friday, 4 December 2009, 9:47 PM

Lilian, this is a great way to record you projects! You'll always have a visual reminder of fabrics used to create special quilts. The mix of solid & scrappy wedges is visually appealing :-)   Thanks for sharing.

Bev wrote re: "Quilt Diary of First Year Quilts" by Lilian Myers
on Saturday, 5 December 2009, 10:13 AM

I'm still in my first year.  I've been taking pictures but I like this even better (well, to add to).  I love it and thanks so much for sharing your idea.

Lilian wrote re: "Quilt Diary of First Year Quilts" by Lilian Myers
on Saturday, 5 December 2009, 10:36 AM

Thank you all very much ladies.  The little square pin in the middle is of a quilt block; I think from the ASQ.  This quilt is probably the wisest thing I did when I first started quilting, and I advise new quilters to try their hand on in addition to photographing their quilts.  Most of my quilts I give away, but I have a record of all but a dozen photos that were lost by a camera shop.  As I mentioned above, most of my quilts are on both a Power Point presentation and a number of them on Smilebox.   I also have a two-story house and many of my quilts are on the walls--I live in a padded house. :):)  Bev, you're doing the right thing by recording what you've done and viewing the progress you will make if you keep at it.    Lilian

Gagoo wrote re: "Quilt Diary of First Year Quilts" by Lilian Myers
on Saturday, 5 December 2009, 6:56 PM

That is such  a good idea. To use up scraps and have it for memories. Beautiful job!

Joyce Brenden wrote re: "Quilt Diary of First Year Quilts" by Lilian Myers
on Saturday, 12 December 2009, 8:56 PM

Lillian--

What a creative way to document your work!  Wish I'd thought of that.

sandy7456@comcast.net wrote re: "Quilt Diary of First Year Quilts" by Lilian Myers
on Friday, 18 December 2009, 2:54 PM

I am proud of you for thinking of such a great idea.  I have never posted on here but read a lot of times but when I saw the SC, I had to comment. I am a MI gal now but was born and raised in SC.  Sandy

pcoomes70@aol.com wrote re: "Quilt Diary of First Year Quilts" by Lilian Myers
on Friday, 18 December 2009, 4:13 PM

I started keeping  journals (now on #4) with the first quilt I made ten years ago. For each quilt there is a page telling the name, size, date started, date finished (which some times can be quite a while), pattern, recipient, batting used and any tidbits about construction problems, methods to remember on future quilts, etc. along with a picture. In the beginning I even included scraps of the fabric used but it got to be too much when I started using more and more different fabrics in each quilt. I enjoy looking through my journal occassionally.

Lilian wrote re: "Quilt Diary of First Year Quilts" by Lilian Myers
on Friday, 18 December 2009, 11:32 PM

Thank you, Sandy.  Good of you to check in.  I was surprised and very flattered to see the quilt on the QNNtv newsletter.  SC is mighty different from Michigan, especially with your weather up there.  Actually, I'm just 'passing through' down here for a few years; I'm originally from San Diego but have lived in over a dozen states.

Pcoomes:  That is quite a project to keep up journals as you described but, as you say, it's good to look through them to see how much you have accomplished.  I'm glad that I also kept photos of all my quilts from the beginning, but when I got a digital camera, I put them on both Power Point and on Smilebox.  Each has a short description of the quilt, size, date, and to whom I gave it.  I have close to 300 recorded since I started in 2004.  It all certainly shows how I have progressed in this hobby, which is why I advise new quilters to at least take photos of their progression.

I didn't know anything about quilting until my sister introduced me.  Didn't think it was anything I would want to do, but I quickly became addicted to the process and the purchasing.  My supplies are something else.  More fun.

Thanks again for your comments.

Lilian

Carol wrote re: "Quilt Diary of First Year Quilts" by Lilian Myers
on Saturday, 19 December 2009, 3:39 AM

Great idea Lillian, I have fabrics from my first quilts, might try something like this. Good job!

Lilian wrote re: "Quilt Diary of First Year Quilts" by Lilian Myers
on Saturday, 19 December 2009, 10:27 AM

Good deal, Carol.  It would make a lovely visual piece if you do.  My only suggestion would be to start with a shorter wedge and use single strips.  Even at that, the number of wedges feels as though you'll never get through that complete circle.  It seems to get larger and larger and larger, the more you think you're close to the end. :):) You can imagine how I felt while piecing all those scrap pieces; thus, switching to the larger wedge fabric.  The end result came out very well, but doing the work it seemed like 'the never ending story.'   Very funny, in retrospect.  I'm glad I did it.

Lilian

Stephanie wrote re: "Quilt Diary of First Year Quilts" by Lilian Myers
on Thursday, 15 April 2010, 11:22 AM

What a neat visual reminder of your quilts.

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