First, this was started in 1978--my first year of college. I cut the pieces out with scissors and sewed by hand. I didn't get far. About 25 years later I played around with it and had a machine, so started sewing on it more. It was twice this big, but I couldn't handle how off everything was, so I cut it down the middle and made two "junk" quilts. My daughter was little at the time, so loved them. She picked out a back--see below--and now at age 19, just brought it to me for mending. She has at least four other quilts, but seems to love this one as much as the others.
When I see so many incredible first quilts here, I'm in awe. Mine had no ironing, no rulers, no clue! I've still never taken a class..but I've slowly improved over time. :-D
Here we go... (are you sure you want to see this? Turn back now if you don't have a strong stomach.)
Okay--now that you've gotten this far, how about some close ups? :shock:
Look at those intersections! :wink:
It's partly quilted and where it was pucker on pucker, I tied it--right down the border. :lol:
The back is sweet.
And--tah da--some fancy roses from my new machine to enhance this beauty! All mended! (Something tells me it's going to need more.)
There you go--you were so very brave to stay till the end. :D
Why does photobucket say these are 400x600, then post them bigger???? I'd go back to attempt a resizing, but then my edit time will be up. :|