Tuesday, March 6, 2007
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!