Jul 27, 2009

Post 300

I started this blog a couple of years ago now and here is my 300th post. I've stuck with it and I do enjoy blogging very much. I've met so many wonderful folks on the Internet. I decided that in honor of this occasion, I would post a photo of my oldest (still existing) quilt. I guess that I made it back in 1968 or 1969. It's all hand done. It was made one triangle at a time by cutting a square and lining it with a piece of scrap flannel. Seams were pressed to the inside. Then each square was folded into a triangle with a little bit of batting inside, and the triangles were all hand sewn together. So the quilt is completely reversible. The seams do have a tendency to come apart easily, and the quilt requires some quick mending on a regular basis. But it is as usable now as on the day it was finished.

5 comments:

Brenda said...

congrats on the 300th post. I've test out that technique myself and I have a few blocks made from it, but never got to a whole quilt. yours is lovely.

M. Regina said...

Congratulations . Your oldest quilt is very beautiful. hugs from Brazil

Sharon said...

Congratulations on 300! And thanks for sharing your quilt. I don't think I've ever heard of that method. Very cool. And how wonderful that the quilt is still going strong!

Nanci said...

Yikes! That's your first quilt? OMG, I don't think even in my younger years I would have attempted this....fabulous.

JRZ Jenn said...

oh that's an amazing first quilt! It's lovely! Congrats on 300 posts!