Sunday, September 2, 2007

The Beginning

This is first quilt I ever made. For those with a keen eye you will recognise it as a sampler quilt. It took nine lessons to make and I had a ball doing it.


The first thing I can ever remember sewing was a library bag for school. I would have been in grade two and it was hot pink. I ever put my initals on it. I still have that bag to this day. I then progressed to making my own school uniforms for primary and high school and took home economics at high school and was taught how to make clothes without a pattern (or make your own pattern).



Then one day when I have moved to attend uni I went to a Quilt and Craft Fair. That was it - I WAS TAKEN. I signed up for lessons at the fair with a shop and went too it. I have not stopped since. I even convinced my husband to buy me a BERNINA SEWING MACHINE for my birthday one year - the quilting edition. The local quilting store look after the bug while I go material shopping so it was meant to be.



Since my first quilt I have mostly made small quilts for friends. I have also made two other single bed quilts and a few raggy quilts (the bug loves his hot pink and purple raggy quilt). I would like to one day make a quilt for myself - will see......



Anyway time for one more photo - a week or so ago CGR (I think) had some beautiful nappies for sale. If anyone is wondering where the puppy dog one went - just have a look at this cute cloth tooshie...




4 comments:

Austy's Mum said...

That's one amazing quilt for a first! Great work. And it's nice hearing about your sewing prowress too. You sound like a clever cookie! I only did yr 8 sewing so I ended up just doing things like hitching the hem up on my school dress and making it fit better at the waist instead of being so sack-like. I did make my own school pants but that's about it. I used to be courageous and draft my own patterns whilst in highschool but since I was never taught I lost my confidence as I grew older... Looking forward to seeing what you create!

Emma said...

That is an amazing first quilt! And I love the paw-prints on the bum ;) My local quilt shop love to look after Eleanor while I'm browsing, too.

AJ said...

Great Quilt Clare....love the cute cloth bum!!

Helen said...

So cool to see a sampler quilt in bright colours! Looks great! Looking foward to seeing more of your work. :)