My First Quilt

posted by Gina C
Tue, Jul 26 2011


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I started the blocks to this 9-patch many years ago, when my kids were very young.  I knew nothing about quilting and cut a square from cardboard and traced it for my pieces.  So a few of the blocks are not as perfect as they could have been, as some pieces were not quite perfect.  I made enough blocks for about half a quilt and put them away because I had 2 more babies, and never got back to the blocks.  About 5 years ago I picked up the extra pieces and put them together, then found out about cutting mats and rotary cutters and cut the last pieces, which I used for the last blocks.  A friend who had been quilting for a number of years already, but is in another state, said after I put the top together she would come and help me layer and put on a quilt frame and show me how to hand quilt.  She was so kind to give me her old quilt frame that her husband had made and she didn't use anymore.  I am still using it and it works great for me.  My friend quilted some on my first quilt.  When my mom visited from out of state I had her quilt some, and both of my daughters quilted some on it.  Also a cousin that visited.  All of them putting some stitches on my first quilt made it worth even more to me than the simple quilt that it is. 

I put a clam shell pattern on the border.  It was so much fun quilting on a pattern. 

 

Comments

Denise_Oregon wrote re: My First Quilt
on Tue, Jul 26 2011 7:52 PM

Absolutely gorgeous and what a family heirloom this is.

Barbara wrote re: My First Quilt
on Tue, Jul 26 2011 10:00 PM

Gini, for a first quilt this is beautiful. Barbara

Mz M wrote re: My First Quilt
on Tue, Jul 26 2011 11:17 PM

This is beautiful bright and cheery! Thanks for sharing.

Annie wrote re: My First Quilt
on Wed, Jul 27 2011 7:57 AM

Love the colors and the scalloped quilting along the border.

TcolliJan wrote re: My First Quilt
on Wed, Jul 27 2011 9:55 AM

Love it! Great job.....the scalloped design is so lovely!

Mimi wrote re: My First Quilt
on Wed, Jul 27 2011 10:08 AM

Absolutely beautiful; love the colors!

Mandie wrote re: My First Quilt
on Wed, Jul 27 2011 10:18 AM

even after being a quilter for 12 years, nine patch is still one of my favorites!!  This quilt is great, I love the quilting!

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: My First Quilt
on Wed, Jul 27 2011 11:25 AM

Very nice first quilt, Gina

BrendaMay wrote re: My First Quilt
on Wed, Jul 27 2011 11:29 AM

What  lovely cheery colours you chose and the fact of all the friends and family adding their stitches to it make it even more special.  Great job for your first time, keep up the good work.

Barbara Billups wrote re: My First Quilt
on Wed, Jul 27 2011 12:32 PM

Beautiful quilt!

QCA Admin wrote re: My First Quilt
on Wed, Jul 27 2011 1:00 PM

Hi Gina,

We posted the link to this on our Facebook page, too, where it received some nice comments.

QCA Peg

www.facebook.com/QuiltersClubofAmerica

Johnya wrote re: My First Quilt
on Wed, Jul 27 2011 4:16 PM

Very nice! I love the story behind it and the beautiful workmanship of the quilt. I used to help my grandmother and her friends hand-quilt and you are right--many hands make the quilt mean even more.

Pamela wrote re: My First Quilt
on Wed, Jul 27 2011 6:14 PM

Great accomplishment! We can all look back on our first quilts with fond memories. So glad to see you learned to hand quilt. Nine patch is such a versatile block and I always love a scrappy quilt.

DottieY wrote re: My First Quilt
on Wed, Aug 3 2011 6:03 AM

What an accomplishment. Sometimes great things are worth waiting for. I'm sure you and your family will cherish this quilt for generations. Loved the story of how this quilt came to be.

charm62203 wrote re: My First Quilt
on Sun, Oct 23 2011 11:09 AM

i am an inspiring quilter and hope i get up the nerve to start a quilt.  beautiful work.

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