Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Pictures
One of my first quilts >

One of my first quilts

One of my first quilts

Old 06-04-2011, 03:56 PM
Super Member
Thread Starter
Jennifer22206's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: state of confusion
Posts: 4,541

This is one of my first quilts. Probably made it 10 years ago. I gave it to my godmother who is Irish and a Nun. She loves Ireland, loves all things Celtic and especially the knotwork.

I designed this one myself on graph paper with colored pencils. I was so happy to do it - I thought I had made a breakthrough! :)

Might have to try this again in different colors (and smaller squares) I think each square was 4", and I cut them with scissors since I didn't know anything at all about rotary cutting at the time. I didn't realize strip piecing either. If you look closely you can see all the mis-matched seams. But I did stitch it with love.

Aunt Peggy still likes it. All the bows on it were hand stitched, and there are shamrock buttons hand stitched to every single angle of the knot.

I think I've come a long way from where I've started. :D

Luck O The Irish
Jennifer22206 is offline  
Old 06-04-2011, 04:02 PM
Power Poster
erstan947's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 12,166

Beautiful. With 10 years of experience under your belt~~~just think what you can do now. Keep us posted:)
erstan947 is offline  
Old 06-04-2011, 04:06 PM
Power Poster
alikat110's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Waco, Texas
Posts: 15,138

What a wonderful gift. My mother likes all things Scottish. Maybe i'll superise her with something!!!
alikat110 is offline  
Old 06-04-2011, 04:08 PM
Power Poster
debcavan's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Spring Green,WI
Posts: 14,633

First quilts==it looks great
debcavan is offline  
Old 06-04-2011, 04:29 PM
Super Member
Airwick156's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Grants Pass, Oregon
Posts: 3,360

That is really pretty. I love the greens. You did a good job. Thanks for sharing with us.
Airwick156 is offline  
Old 06-04-2011, 04:31 PM
Senior Member
retired2pa's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Kingman, AZ
Posts: 789

That is really pretty!! Nice job on a first quilt :)
retired2pa is offline  
Old 06-04-2011, 06:49 PM
Power Poster
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 20,402

blueangel is offline  
Old 06-04-2011, 09:37 PM
Google Goddess
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Central Indiana (USA)
Posts: 30,181

cool quilt
craftybear is offline  
Old 06-05-2011, 08:02 AM
Super Member
LeslieFrost's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Trego, WI
Posts: 1,871

What a sweet gift -- and very nicely done!
LeslieFrost is offline  
Old 06-05-2011, 08:31 AM
Senior Member
kem77's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 855

A beautiful one for your first. I can see why she will love it being made with so much love, a priceless sewing gift.
kem77 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
06-15-2016 07:56 PM
Georgie Harriott
04-11-2014 05:31 AM
09-28-2010 07:30 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.