Saturday, May 31, 2008

My First quilt

As a gift rather than the one that I first made, pics and a yarn about that are yet to come – have to say now that I am making them myself, what a wonderful thing it is to have someone spend so time effort and in this case LOVE – Thanks MUM. I am sure she knew that I would treasure this as I do, thanks were said and it is a real treasure today.



The dark blue at the bottom of the photo is the back of 'Hectic Eclectic' ...


I was living in Brisbane at the time, and after my mother saw the bed that I had she decided on the log cabin quilt that I should have, Mum really had a great colour eye and could see the big picture - I have several others and will take photos for here at another time. I think it sparked my interest at the time and remember thinking then that I would like to do this, then thought well how girlie..

Bronwyn – you are so right, I don't think that this is girlie at all. I like it – and the process produces wonderful results that I and others who receive the gifts.


It was not long after I found the exit to the closet that was my world - remembering too quietly burn it after I found the exit ( ok ok - there was nothing quiet about the burning). Life events and career kind of took over and I put the quilting interest to the back of my mind. - think doof doof boom boom...



The log cabin quilt is now about 15 - 16 (don't really want to count the years) and starting to be a little worn in places, so I am using it less and less.

Thanks for reading - aka Bloke

6 comments:

bettsy said...

HI Simin, I came to visit via Bronwyn's blog. I couldn't see your blog the other day either but now everything is fine. Keep upi the good work.
Lynda

bettsy said...

oops sorry about the name spelling mistake - typing is not my forte.

Serena said...

Yay!! Welcome to bloglang Simon... I can't wait to see how your hexagon quilt looks with that background fabric. Hopefully I will see you again soon at Amitie. Look forward to keeping up to date with your adventures via your blog and thanks for the link to mine !!

Louise said...

My mums first big quilt was made for me and I feel so lucky to have it. I should do a post about it as it is all hand pieced and hand quilted in 1930's repro. It also is what got me interested in quilting and I didn't take it up either until a couple of years ago. I'm still yet to finish something of that size. You should join the doll quilt swap 4. See the link via my blog - I'm sure they'd love a 'bloke' in their group!

Bronwyn said...

It is wonderful for you to have such a precious link to your Mum - and it is so not girlie!

Bernadette said...

what a gorgeous quilt made by your Mum I can see it has been well loved! Yay for the burning of closets!!