Sunday, 9 August 2015
Throwback Thursday.....on Sunday
I'm a little late to the party but I do love going back to a quilt that I've poured my heart into. Thanks to Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge for hosting this :)
I'm going to share my first ever attempt at sewing a quilt.
This is a giantic quilt that I started sewing when I received my first sewing machine from my parents. I received it for Christmas over 9 years ago I believe. I can remember the Christmas but I can't be sure of the year. I hadn't sewn since junior high when we had a sewing class. Sadly I believe that class is long and gone. Along with drafting, wood working and cooking. Definitely happy that I was able to enjoy those classes while I could :)
This quilt originally measured 120" x 120". I seriously had no idea what I was doing back then. I didn't know about chain piecing or sewing a 1/4". You can see where there are lots of places where the seams are not nesting.....some are even off by a couple of inches lol.
I finally took this quilt top out of storage a couple of winters ago and decided that it needed to be finished. I asked a longarm quilter to quilt it for me. I just wanted to have it finished. It was after all my first. I machine quilted the binding after I received it back. Since it was so large, she had to trim it down to fit in the rollers for the longarm. This project was my first and I made so many mistakes along the way. But I like to look back and think how far I've come. And even with all the mistakes, I still love it :)
Linking up with Throwback Thursday on a Sunday :)