Wednesday, July 8, 2009

PARADE OF QUILTS....WHAT FUN!



Camille at camilleroskelley.typepad.com is having a parade of quilts for the summer. What you do is show your first quilt and then your most recent. Go to her blog and post your blog. Doesn't that sound fun?
The orange quilt is the first one that I did. It was made with and orange sheet, a white sheet and this little fun sheet for the backing.
I haven't changed it at all even though, It's a bit wonky and the binding was something of a mess to put together. I just couldn't figure out how it was supposed to go on the for the life of me..
I also cut this whole quilt out on a 9 x 12 mat and a 12" ruler with what I thought would be all I'd ever need to do quilting.
Of course I have enough of this orange and white to do another quilt, as I cut so many out. I also had no idea how to do free motion quilting so I zigged and zagged my way down the quilt. My granddaughter Alex who loves orange called this orange crush and still has it on her bed.
The last quilt I made is the dots of all colours. I love dots (right Helen?) and I found the pattern to do the quilt in the Better Homes and Garden quilting magazine in the winter and ajusted it to fit my fabrics. What a difference a dozen quilts make to one's accomplishments...I don't do complicated quilts I think, but mostly just see something that I think would help me create a quilt for the cottage.
Remember the quilt show we had in the winter? I think this one is to help us get through the summer blahs we are having as the weather isn't helping us at all. So go and get on the float for the parade and have fun looking at other people's quilts.
I am putting together my nine patch that has taken me so much time. It's the weather. It's been raining, cold and damp and no fun to just do my sewing in the sun room with the rain pelting on the roof and it being dark because of the weather.
Thanks for commenting on my mom's birthday on Monday. I am printing it off for her to read your comments. Very much appreciated...

10 comments :

karenfae said...

wow - I don't even have the first quilt I made anymore or the second or the third :) I do believe I got rid of all of those "works of art" years ago :) couldn't stand looking at them!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Barb said...

My son has the first quilt I made....but it sounds like fun and I love yours.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Interesting quilts - vibrant colors for your cloudy rainy days.

For some reason I can't get the link to work - is it just me?

Crispy said...

It's so neat that you have your first quilt. I don't have my first dozen quilt nor do I have my last 6 or 7 quilts. I just make 'em and give 'em away LOL. Sorry your weather has been so awful. Maybe it will improve soon.

Crispy

Lindsey said...

I'll bet she still has it on her bed...it's adorable!!! I'm cracking up that you did the whole thing on a 9x12 mat!

Treasuresofjoy said...

Love the orange crush!

Camille said...

Both are fantastic, but that orange quilt is calling my name! Thanks for joining in!

susan@tickledpaisley said...

Great quilts! I'm laughing at the 9x12 mat too - only because I started out with one not much bigger!

amandajean said...

I can't believe that you tackled triangles on your first quilt! You did great! I just love the orange! The dots quilt is so good, too.

Nanci said...

I still have enough squares cut out of the first quilt to make at least a large baby quilt.
Yeah cut out with a 9 X 12 mat and the rotary cutter, a small ruler and the triangle ruler.