Friday, October 23, 2009

Blast from the Past

No sewing of note here this week......instead I have been busy moving my huge stash of sewing/fabric/books/patterns/miscellaneous items to a new room.  It long ago outgrew its previous home in my son's old bedroom and as there are only the two of us here now we don't really need all the living areas we have, so the rumpus room is to be my new bolthole.  It's a lovely room but the only problem is that it has four floor-to-ceiling windows/doors so the two available wall spaces will be crammed with cupboards, shelves etc.  Anyway, more on that later as it takes shape.

Instead, this week I am showing you the very first quilt I ever made.  It has a secondary tessellating pattern formed by the Bright Hopes block.  So easy and yet so effective.  It's a very good quilt for beginners with no triangles to contend with and so I taught this quilt as a first one for newbies at an evening college class a few years ago.  I have to confess that the way I went about it originally wasn't so clever though because I did it without instructions, sewing it completely from squares!  Also, one of the fabrics (dark green) I am sure is not cotton!!!  I still love it though.

1 comment:

  1. Thats a lovely first quilt Daphne, the first one is always special isn't it.
    And what a marvellous job you did too.