Monday, July 25, 2011

First Quilt

It's been a long time coming... but I have finally completed my very First Quilt!
I was convinced that I would never make another after this,
but I am already planning the next one!

Honestly, it was the top stitching, that was scaring me half to death.
One day, in sheer frustration, I laid the quilt down on the floor and took a good long look at it.
I walked around it a couple of times, looking at it from every angle,
then I prayed, quickly gathered it up in my arms and headed for the Sewing Room.
And then I 'Looped de Looped' that thing until I was bug-eyed - 
and although perfection will not be found within it's folds and stitches...
I couldn't be more pleased with the results!

The only thing I had to do after that was hand sew on the binding and I wanted to save that for when I was up at the lake.  I spent many pleasurable moments quietly hand stitching the binding on, and by the time that my granddaughter arrived it was completed.
We snuggled under its folds and told stories, my young nieces and nephew laid it out on the floor and played dominoes on its twelve block pattern, and I finished my novel about "The Union Quilters" under its warmth.
The memories have already begun...


1 comment:

BabaLinda said...

I love your first quilt. I loved snuggling under it even though the weather was too warm and I couldn't stay under it long the other day. You have done a very good job and it exudes the love that was put into it. Funny, the frustration you felt when you were in a quandrey what to do with the stitching did not manifest itself in the final product. A spiritual lesson I'm sure as we go through our lives. What seems hard at the present grows dim in the light of His eternal Glory!!! The end result wins.
I hope I can join you this year in doing some stitching.