Monday, October 27, 2008

My Quilting Time Line

In my last post, some of you might be wondering how long I have been quilting. Not forever, as it seems. My first quilt was made in 1979 …. yikes… but I haven’t done a lot of quilts during those early years. Here is what I’ve done over the years:
1979 – 2
1980 – 1
1981 – 1
1982 – 1
1983 – 1
1988 – 1
1991 – 1
1998 – 1
2000 – 2
2002 – 3
2003 – 6
2004 – 7
2005 – 10
2006 – 12
2007 – 10
2008 – 10 and counting

What I consider to be quilts is anything from bed size, to wall quilts to table runners. Tote bags and jackets are not included in these numbers. Since my retirement, the quilt numbers have increased. More time on my hands and better to keep them busy quilting rather than eating.

How do I know what has been accomplished over the years? I started a quilting journal a few years ago but had photos of the quilts that were made. The notations on the back of the photos made it easy to complete the journal page for each quilt.

The in-between periods, I sewed clothes for myself, did crochet and knitting. Now that the quilting bug has bit me, all those other crafts have taken a back seat.

What is a post without some eye candy? Here is another block. Thank you, Miss Ashes for holding down my quilt. BTW, these blocks are hand embroidered with beading here and there.

Have a great day!

8 comments:

Teresa said...

Your stitchery blocks are all so pretty and the quilt is going to be a great treasure. I just love the baby quilts on the previous post. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I have to Pay Attention to the quilts I make. Thank you for that reminder with your excellent example of good documentation!

I really must say your work is much enhanced with help from Miss Ashes. I'm sorry but, well, its simply true.

Big Fan Love, *karendianne. ;)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely to read about your quilting history...and your embroidery quilt is looking fantastic.

Guðrún said...

Yes it is better to use the hands to quilt rather than eat.

sMC said...

I started quilting aout 1975 and have photos of most of my quilts. Its fun to look back on them and see how I have progressed. Love your current quilt.

Brenda said...

Beautiful stitching! It looks that much more beautiful every time you complete a new section. Excellent way to keep tabs on your quilting.

LuAnn said...

I love your stitchery blocks. My kitty always seems to want to be in the middle of whatever I'm doing, too. Yesterday he wanted to lay right in the middle of my cutting mat while I was paper piecing blocks and trimming them. You have great quilts!!

MARCIE said...

I love the embroidery on this quilt! It is so pretty! Interesting progression of quiltmaking. People ask me how many quilts I have made and I have no idea!