Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Show and Tell

This week's show and tell is the first quilt I made. A Trip Around the World quilt.

It sure has seen better days!! It is currently being used to darken my oldest child's room - reason for the sun damage.
My sister and I each made a quilt in this pattern. We saw the idea in a magazine and decided to try it. I graphed out a pattern, we bought the supplies - rotary cutter, ruler, mat, fabric etc, she brought her machine over and we spent a great week-end sewing. Our first adventure in quilting!

Her quilt is still in wonderful shape, in her spare bedroom!
We made them in September 1990. They are hand tied - no hand or machine quilting for us then!
I thought I would also show her latest quilt. She just finished it in November.

It is a pattern from the spring/summer 2009 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine - Bountiful Batiks. It is her third large quilt and the first one she machine quilted. She did a great job!

Just so you don't think it is just my mother and sister who are the talented ones in the family, I thought I would show you a cross stitch picture that my sister has.

My father made this. He does such amazing cross stitch, something he took up when he retired! This one is called "Home of a Quilter" by Told in a Garden.

Usually I am out all day on Friday, but not today! Have some time to sew on my "Spanish Steps" quilt. Tomorrow is the Spring Sewing Party, I am hoping to get lots of quilting done!

Have a great day!!♥


Sewn With Grace said...

So glad to have found your blog through my giveaway. My very first quilt was a trip around the world too. I made it for my college roommate as a wedding present years ago. I have never seen her use it. It was pretty bulky, I didn't know much about batting back then and it was hand tied. Thanks for the memory! Have a great day!

Colleen said...

I enjoyed seeing your first quilt, what fun to have made your first one with your sister, total sisterly fun!!! No one in my family shares my love for quilting although many sew beautifully. They all love my quilts and I have made many for my family, giving them is as much fun as sewing them. Thank you for sharing!

GailM. said...

What, your Dad stitched that! How fun to have full family participation. Love the batik quilt. It's so colorful.

SheilaC said...

I Love that your dad is a cross stitcher!! I have done my fair share of xs-ing too.... takes a back seat to quilting now though :)

Love the Told in A Garden designs

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