Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bloggers’ Quilt Festival :: Spring 2011

 This is Grand Slam Quilt.  My first quilt that I made in March 2008.  The pattern is from Quilts & More Magazine Summer 2007It's finished at 60-1/2" x 84-1/2".  

 I made this quilt for my dad after his by-pass surgery.  It really was a rather big task for a quilting ignoramus like me to undertake.  I didn't know what I was getting into, in terms of the work involved, the frustration, the cost (yikes!) and eventually the quilting addiction I was about to suffer ;)  

 The rectangles were cut indiscriminately, seams were pressed anyway I fancied, blocks were not aligned, the machine quilting in the ditch were wonky at best, the backing fabric (a flat sheet) were folded at some places!   Because it was for my dad ... I kept at it ...

I think or at least I hope I've come a long way from that first quilt!  There's no turning back now.

Thanks to Lori for mentioning about Amy's Spring Bloggers' Quilt Festival.  A big thank you to Amy for hosting it.

13 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:15 pm

    Prim plaids = yum. Raced over as soon as I saw your flickr.
    JessW.

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  2. What a fabulous quilt! I bet your Dad loves it!!!

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  3. It looks wonderful! I bet it warmed your Dad's heart just as much as it provided warmth for his body.

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  4. It's a great first quilt, sure your dad didn't even notice the unintentional wonkiness. Welcome to the addiction, good to see newer quilters in the festival.

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  5. What a fun quilt and so many memories!!

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  6. this is no doubt the best kind of quilt--made from the heart

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  7. I love the quilt and I know your Dad appreciated it.

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  8. That quilt is part of the reason you are where you are today, in your crafting life. It just gets better and better and better.

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  9. We all have to start somewhere Barbara!!! and with each quilt we do we move along in the journey of getting better and better!!! I bet you father loved the fact that you made it for him!!!

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  10. I like it and don't notice the flaws. It is a beginning and a good one.

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  11. Isn't it lovely to look back at where we started and how far we have come. This quilt obviously holds a lot of special memories for you and I bet you learnt so much. I think your quilt is great!!

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  12. Precious quilt and story. Love your pick of fabrics and what you did. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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