Saturday, November 10, 2007


On my very first blog post, I mentioned a quilt that I had made for my son years ago. It had fallen into disrepair from the use and abuse of my son. I posted a picture of the quilt I had just completed to replace that quilt as my son went off to college.

Today I thought I would share some photos of that early quilt in it's present state. Brace yourself because it is shocking and not at all pretty.

I tried to warn you! As bad as this quilt is, I just cannot make myself dispose of it. Clearly it was well loved. I sure wish I had known then what I know now about quilt making. For instance, I did not place any quilting lines inside of any of the borders. I had only quilted in the ditch between them. Maybe the borders would have remained attached if I had quilted in them.

Can you see the little fish appliqued on the block? That was a patch from the early days of the quilt. That little hole seems pretty insignificant now. Yup, that is the backing of the quilt we are looking at just below the fish patch.

Another thing I regret is not putting a double thickness binding on this quilt. Instead, I turned fabric over from the backing and used it as the outermost border. That gave the outer edge only one thickness of fabric. And this is what it looks like now.

I am going to continue this in another post, as I want to be able to add more pics. Please continue reading.


Tazzie said...

Ohhh my word, that quilt has certainly been loved to pieces. Literally, pieces.