My lovely youngest daughter happens to use my first quilt as her ‘car’ quilt. You know, the blanket you carry around in your car in case you are ever stuck on the side of the road and need warmth? Or you decide to have an impromptu picnic and need something to throw on the grass? Yep, that is what she uses my first quilt for and I am 100% okay with that. I know she is using and loving the quilt and I know the materials I used were not of the best quality.
Welcome to my blog, The Quaint Quilter! I have wanted to start a blog about quilting for a long time and for some reason I have chosen today to jump in and do it.
I learned how to sew when I was 10 years old (thank you 4-H) and made many of my clothes during my teens and 20’s. I became fascinated with quilting in the early 90’s. When my two daughters would take their afternoon nap, I would turn on the TV show Simply Quilts hosted by Alex Anderson and saw that quilting is really just straight line sewing. I got out fabric scraps from little dresses I had made for the girls and made a 4-patch and then a 9-patch. I then made each of the girls a quilt for their bed with large squares of fabric and tied the quilt with embroidery floss. I used plain white muslin for the back as I had heard that was traditional. When I think back on those first quilts, I am amazed at how much I have learned and how many quilts I have made. I average making about 2-3 lap size quilts per month. I am on sewing machine #4 since my first one in 1980. My fabric collection has grown by leaps and bounds and now fills an entire room.
One of my latest creations
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