Thursday, July 30, 2015

Throwback Thursday

This is a first for me, two post in one day.  It's not something I like to do but  since I just learned of a new link up...why not write two posts.  The new link up is called Throwback Thursdays.  Yep its just that easy, share some of your first quilts.  Unfortunately I don't have pictures of the first quilt made in high school or the small wall hangings made in my 20's.  But I do have this, my first bed sized quilt.  There was no pattern.  Just sewing together scraps until I had a piece big enough to cut into a square.

The fabrics were leftovers from halloween costumes, curtains, and various home decor sewing projects.  As you can see there was very little quilting.  Boy have I come a long way, now they get quilted to death!   This quilt was the beginning of my obsession.  My kids fought over who could sleep with it, and they wore it out quick.   There's a lot of memories in this old quilt for my kids.  I wanted the memories to last and not be torn apart by over usage.  So offered to make each of the kids any quilt they wanted so this  one could be put away.  Over the next few weeks I'll share with you on Thursdays the quilts they chose.  In the meantime how about hopping over to Krista Quilts to link up your first quilts!  It'll be fun to the changes over the years.

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  1. What a lovely quilt, and a great memory for you and your kids. Thanks for linking up at Throwback Thursday!

  2. what a lovely quilt I do love scrappy ones

  3. Love this quilt and the story behind it. My first quilt is just about falling apart too. It was hand pieced for my daughter. It got dragged around, slept on and under. It's still loved and even though I've made her newer ones she still has it on her bed

  4. What a great story about a special quilt.


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