My First Quilt

Carrie over at La Vie en Rosie and Camille at Simplify have challenged us to share our first quilts.
I still remember buying the pattern and fabric and floss for my first quilt about 24 years ago, I was expecting Sarah and I wanted to make a blanket 🙂 I didn’t realize what I was making. I was so excited, I was 23 and I was going to be a mom! I bought the supplies from Zellers (Canadian Readers might remember when they used to have a fabric department) The fabric was all poly cotton and I bought enough to make bumper pads as well.
I couldn’t figure out how to sew the corners down on the binding and I always meant to finish the binding but Sarah came along and then I thought I’d finish it but before I knew it I had all 4 girls. They all used and loved my unbound quilt.

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When I was a teenager I wanted to make “blankets” like the ones on Little House on the Prairie. When I told my mom that she replied oh you don’t want to make those they are called quilts and only poor people make quilts. But she was wrong (she’s now a quilter too by the way), I wanted to make them and eventually I found Eleanor Burns on PBS and watched her show and took notes. After watching her show the first time and taking notes I quickly went to work and my first deliberate quilt project was made.
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I was so proud of my little quilt, its hand quilted and I still love it. Money was very tight when I was a young mom and I treasured every little piece of quilt fabric I could find.
My first bigger quilt was made before I really knew what I was doing you can read it’s story
here

and my most recent quilt
this little schnibble its quilted and bound.
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and my latest top

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Happy Canada Day!

ok so there’s only 6 minutes left of Canada Day but still it’s not over til it’s over. Its been a good low key day here. A nice day off of the day job with pay is always a good day 🙂
I slept a couple extra hours and then enjoyed both my morning cups of coffee in my jammies and at my own pace. I really don’t like to be rushed. Then I spent some quality time with my longarm and almost finished the job I started. The quilt is 99×76, I pieced the back, loaded the quilt and have all but one more row to quilt.
Then off to Erik’s for some supper and time together. I spent a little time in my flower beds weeding and watering and cleaning up a mess a certain critter who shall remain nameless in this post made he belongs to Erik’s youngest and like she says He’s so cute though 🙂
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later we went for a nice country drive after getting some dairy queen for the trip.
I made it home tonight just in time…
first I’ll show you the picture I took out my bedroom window this morning.
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For those of you that don’t know I live in a housing co op. Every year they really do up Canada Day and every year they do a huge fireworks display right behind my house. These pictures were also taken from by bedroom.

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and last but not least to keep my post kinda quilty here’s the quilt I’m working on. Its also a customer quilt. I have another 4 to do before its holiday time.

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time for bed. only 2 workdays til the weekend and the weathers looking great for some fishing!!!