Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Lone Star

This is the final quilt that was sitting in the basket in a previous post.

My first large quilt! Wow, what a feeling I had when this was finally finished. This was an approx. 10 year UFO when it was finally finished in 1988. Ssh, I’m really dating myself here! :o)

Back then, there was no rotary cutter. Gasp … we used scissors and templates! Am so glad we now have our modern notions to make quilting so much easier. Back then, fabric choices were so limited. We lived in a small town in northern Quebec and I bought fabric whenever it showed up in the store.

With this quilt, I did everything wrong that was possible. Used cotton and poly/cotton together (gasp), even for the backing. Do you have any idea how hard it is to quilt using poly/cotton? Quilting stitches have now broken all over. Batting is beading onto the backing. I quilted in the wrong places which led to a hard tedious time. Guess that is why it took so long to finish!

But it’s mine, it’s done and I love it! :o)

Have a great day!

P.S. I still have some of the cotton fabric used in this quilt and am slowly using it up. Talk about over-buy on fabric!


Diana said...

What a gorgeous quilt!

I, too, started out using cardboard templates and tracing, then cutting with scissors. What a job! I was so glad to see rotary cutters and acrylic rulers. They have made our lives so much easier!

Carolyn said...

It's beautiful! I started with templates and scissors too. Then went to rotary cutters and then back to templates to make a Drunkard's Path! Your quilt is truly a labor of love!

Darlene said...

Your quilts are gorgeous! I kept scrolling back and forth to make sure I didn't miss anything.

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Unknown said...

I made my first quilt without rotary cutter as well and it is full of mistakes but I like it still. You didn´t start with the easiest pattern there! I love your new project. Red and blue and beige, lovely!

Anonymous said...

Of course you love it! I love it too. It is a fantastic quilt with a lot of work!

antique quilter said...

WOW what a beautiful quilt
if this was your first large quilt you were destined to be a quilter!!!!
you should be so proud of yourself, beautiful

Deb said...

Humble quilts brought this beauti to our attention.. it was well worth the effort..gee that room looks very familiar.. the old guild meeting room??