Jenny over at Quiltin’ Jenny is hosting Throwback Thursday each week. It’s inspired me to get my act together and post pre-blog pictures so I have more of a history of my quilt works through the years.
It was a log cabin quilt that I spotted in a magazine over 30 years ago that sparked my quilting interest. The quilt in the magazine was made using velour fabric in rich dark colors and I fell in love with it. I priced the fabric and decided that it was too rich for my blood. A year or so later I spotted a wall hanging kit in the fabric shop which resulted in my first attempt at quilting. Given that I wasn’t good at following directions when it came to seam allowances (as a garment sewer up to that point, 1/4 inch seams made no sense to me).
Move forward a few more years and I came across the log cabin pattern again. I again went looking at velour fabric, decided it was still not for me, so I bought calico’s which was popular at the time.
It was machine pieced and hand quilted. It rested for years on our bed, until it started to fall apart.
Here is a close-up of the front, you can see my stitching as well as the faded fabrics:
The back of the quilt:
Tattered and worn but still treasured.
What is in your life that you could describe that way?
Enjoy the Journey, Jackie