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.


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.
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

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


and my latest top


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 🙂
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.
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.


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.


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