Friday, October 9, 2009
Today is the first day of the Blogger's Quilt Festival--see button on the right of my blog and we were invited to share a quilt. This is my quilt that I wanted to share today. http://parkcitygirl.blogspot.com/
This is probably my favorite quilt. Many of the quilts I've done, I've given away and only remember because I've posted pictures. This one however, is one I made for my husband and finished in 2001. We both love it. Sometimes I'm the winner and get it before he does. The comfort of this quilt is just PERFECT! It is soft and cuddly and I don't know what the quilter used and I've long since lost contact with her. The back is a soft homespun type flannel and all in all it is just comfy. It actually started as a BOM quilt at my local quilt store in about 1999 or 2000. The interest in the challenge soon waned for many that started and dwindled into none existence. It was from a Stitches Along the Oregon Trail or something like that. I've since sold the pattern in a yard sale cause I grew tired of it. Now that I'm more experienced in quilting I think I could have made it out okay. I finished up the part that is the inside of this quilt and then added some blocks I had made for another quilt and then added the two together. It used to fit my house decor more, in another house that we lived, but I don't care. It hangs on the banister close to the couch in our "retirement" home here in northern UT. I had lots of scraps from this, cause being good friends with the quilt shop owner and feeling obligated to purchase all the kits she made up--I did purchase more than my share as she had made some for everyone. I have made a quilt for my son from some of this fabric and have another in the closet ready to quilt and have made a heartstrings quilt for donation from some of the scraps. As with many scraps they seem to grow, because you purchase "just a bit" more from some coordinating fabric and soon you have enough for another quilt. At least I do--maybe enough for another heartstrings--well as soon as I get the back and binding cut for that one hanging in my closet.
Another quilt that I just love and it's because of the weight and just the way it molds around you is one I purchased at Wal Mart in the 80's, BQ (before quilting). It is showing its wear and I haven't made one to replace it, so it gets folded and put atop our bed each cold morning. During the summer it rests in a closet, but it is far better than the quilts Wal Mart now sells. I keep looking for something that I want to replace it with and so far nothing has "spoken". I'm not really into making queen size quilts that much, so for now I have a quilt on my bed for comfort and a quilt on the banister next to the sofa for cuddle comfort.