Fun in my fabric world....

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

First quilt

I have been reading on a few blogs (here and here) about first quilts. It made me think back to the late '80's when I made a tentative start into the world of patchwork.
That first quilt was exciting, drafting patterns, choosing fabric & all the blocks done by hand.
No quick quilt in a day! Laura ashley & Liberty fabrics were pretty popular.
Firstly I got a few packets of Laura Ashley squares & made a doona cover for our first home. It is actually still in use for camping & sleepovers.
Then I did sampler quilt classes....here are a couple of the blocks....

the colour scheme is interesting to say the least!

Mauves & blues....hmmm....wonder where that trend went! LOL!

Sportscraft actually have a blouse this season in one of the mauve Liberty florals...maybe I was ahead of the trends?????

But the points are pretty impressive & the skills learnt in that course have proved invaluable.

I have a certain fondness for the beginnings it represents.

Do you feel brave enough to share your first quilt?

This has been a long term cross stitch...lots of fine work & advanced counted threadwork stitches.

But I thought I would share the sentiment it expresses...


I am still a bit "off", lots of sleeping happening here. Thanks for your kind thoughts. Another day off tomorrow & hopefully I will feel better for work on Friday. Even better is the news a little while ago that a dear relative will fly to Australia for a week's holiday on Friday! That made me feel better!

Cardygirl xx

8 comments:

Kerry said...

Hi, yes I remember those days, I had a shirt I made from the Liberty print in the first photo - Maybe I will be game and take a photo of my first quilt - wow we certainly have come along way in the Patchwork industry in Australia since the 80's - what a wonderful trip we have all travelled
Kerry

Kerri said...

I haven't finished my first quilt yet. Might have to dig it out soon. Your quilt looks great and the colours are lovely too.

Lurline said...

Lovely blocks - late 80's - wow, how time slips by and Liberties are still so popular!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Sherri said...

I remember those fabrics too! But back in the 80's I worked in a fabric shop and never dreamed I'd be a quilter...I thought I would just keep sewing clothes! I'm so glad I was wrong! Your stitchery is beautiful!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Glad that you have a special visitor from overseas! :) Hope you have a wonderful time! Love the cross stitch! What I can see looks beautiful!!

Maree said...

Thanks for sharing your first quilt...know what you mean about trends...so love your cross stitch it looks Beautiful...
cheers

Chookyblue...... said...

have a nice time with your visitor......take it easy.......I remember having a liberty blouse.......

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh yes I remember those Liberty Prints. I had Pink & Green everywhere. Pretty fabrics. Lovely quilt.