Sunday, June 15, 2014

My First Quilt!

Trip Around the World

I am starting a blog to keep track of my quilting adventures.  I am new to blogging, so this is an adventure in itself.  

Since this is my first blog post, I will share a photo of my first quilt.  It is a Trip Around the World that I started in 1992.  I didn't have a rotary cutter or mat--I used a ruler to mark the fabric and scissors to cut out the squares.  I had gotten part of it hand-quilted when my first son was born in 1995.  It sat in my closet for a long time.  I finally finished it about 17 years later!  

I have made quite a few quilts since then, and have fabric to make about 1,352,085 more (according to my youngest son).

This was made on my first sewing machine, a Brother something-or-other that I bought in 1992.  I had big-time tension issues with that thing which made sewing not much fun.  I bought a new machine in 2008, which I thought was the answer to my tension problems.  Nope!  I struggled with that thing for two years before I traded it in for a Janome MC6600p, which was one of the best decisions I ever made!  I haven't had one problem since I got that machine and really love it.