I come from a long-line of quilters and crafters. My great-grandmother made gorgeous quilts using scraps of fabric from clothing, etc. I remember a double-wedding ring quilt she made that was on my parent's bed when I was young and vividly recall tracing the curves with my fingers and trying to match similar fabrics across the quilt. My mother didn't make many quilts when I was younger but always was using the sewing machine to make us costumes and dresses and all sorts of things. Now that my sister and I are grown up, she has taken up quilting again a little more - often for baby showers.
|one of my great-grandma's beautiful quilts|
Late last December (2011), I was invited to a baby shower for a friend. This was the first person in my group of friends that was having a baby and I was racking my brain trying to decide on a gift. It suddenly came to me to create a quilt though I had no idea how to actually make a quilt from scratch.
So, I started googling quilts online and found a link to this beautiful quilt and was smitten. Smitten by the quilting (the texture seemed so similar to the old quilts of my great-grandmother and not the big puffy things I kind of remember from my childhood), the fabrics (amazingly bright, cheerful, gorgeous!), and the simplicity of the quilt.
|my first finished quilt! - Jan 2012|
|back, highlighting the FMQ|
|finished about 10 minutes before the start of the shower|