My First Quilt - "Tanks? No. Mississippi Gun Runners? Sure"

posted by Kathy
Thu, Mar 17 2011


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I made this Civil War-themed quilt for my Sweetie, who is also the enthusiastic Enabler to my Quilting Addiction (not to mention a primary financial backer). Jeff is a WWII buff, and quite conversant with the weaponry of that era, but my heart just wasn't in the making of a Tank-themed quilt!. So I picked a war with nicer block designs.

As a blissfully ignorant beginner, I picked a challenging sampler to make. I didn't know about this site, and all the other quilting help online, so I just forged ahead from scratch. Since I have an engineering background, it wasn't scary to scout out pictures of antique blocks online, then draft them to the scale of my quilt. In 2009,I hadn't yet heard of templates and patterns!

It was my first attempt at both piecing and quilting. I keep waiting for it to fall apart, but, after 18 months it's still soldiering on nicely, keeping my sweetie warm on winter nights.

 

Comments

gini wrote re: My First Quilt - "Tanks? No. Mississippi Gun Runners? Sure"
on Thu, Mar 17 2011 11:35 PM

great quilt

Leslie wrote re: My First Quilt - "Tanks? No. Mississippi Gun Runners? Sure"
on Fri, Mar 18 2011 7:33 AM

Beautiful quilt

Thea wrote re: My First Quilt - "Tanks? No. Mississippi Gun Runners? Sure"
on Fri, Mar 18 2011 9:20 AM

Awesome job!  For a first quilt - it looks like you are an advanced quilter not a beginner - I hope it keeps your sweetie warm for years to come.

Gob bless, Thea

Nana wrote re: My First Quilt - "Tanks? No. Mississippi Gun Runners? Sure"
on Fri, Mar 18 2011 11:35 AM

Beautiful quilt.  WTG.

Marsha Thompson wrote re: My First Quilt - "Tanks? No. Mississippi Gun Runners? Sure"
on Fri, Mar 18 2011 1:40 PM

He should be thankful that you have much better taste then to make him a quilt of tanks.  By the looks of this beautiful quilt you obviously have a lot of creative talent.  I can't wait to see your second quilt since this is your first!!  You must love your sweetie a whole lot to give him such a beautiful piece of your heart!

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: My First Quilt - "Tanks? No. Mississippi Gun Runners? Sure"
on Fri, Mar 18 2011 1:45 PM

Great work on your first quilt.  Did you do all of the quilting on it too?  

MNnancy wrote re: My First Quilt - "Tanks? No. Mississippi Gun Runners? Sure"
on Fri, Mar 18 2011 5:05 PM

Great story!  Great quilt!

mars92 wrote re: My First Quilt - "Tanks? No. Mississippi Gun Runners? Sure"
on Sat, Mar 19 2011 9:29 PM

Beautiful quilt- wow- and its your first! I can't wait to see your second. Bravo!! Marlene

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