Wednesday, August 31, 2011
1) the first quilt I ever made
So, now that that is off my chest, this is my first real quilt. I made it for my husband while he was in Baghdad the first time (in 2004). I had joined the quilt club at the Baptist church, and those little dear ladies introduced me to a craft that would eventually change my life. I used 3 different sheet sets and one of my husbands shirts to make this quilt. I also used some pretty batiks. I thought batiks were the bees knees back then.
I was able to pay off my $4,000 machine within the first year with the money I made making my Camp Follower Bags.
The back of this quilt is very horrible with all it's wrinkles that I unknowingly quilted over. I know this quilt is packed with flaws, but I finished it in time for my husband to take it back to Baghdad with him after his 2 week R&R. I dig this quilt and I am quite proud of myself for making it. I did have 2 tiny kiddos in diapers at the time.