Monday, March 31, 2008
A Blast from the Past
This is a quilt that I thought I would never see again. Imagine my surprise when I walked into my MIL's living room a few months ago, and this quilt was on the couch!
Way back when I started quilting in 1991 or 1992, The first two projects I made in my quilting class were quillows without any piecing. The next project was an Amish Center Diamond wallhanging, which BTW is STILL a UFO. I'll have to dig it out and take a picture of it one of these days. After that, the next project I made was my first actual finished pieced project...the pink and blue monstrosity you see in this photo.
I decided that I would make a quilt for my in-laws for Christmas that year (1993 probably. I had no stash, but wanted a scrappy quilt. Somehow I decided that pink and blue pinwheels would be a good idea. I went to every store around to buy fabric, and I bought everything in 'those' colors that I could find. Apparently I didn't know about any values besides medium. LOL. I also didn't know very much about grainline, because I cut the triangles everywhich way and ended up with tons of bias on the outsides of all these pieces. Anwyay, this quilt is BIG, double bed size, probably. Can you tell by the picture that I tied it with embroidery floss, and sewed round the edges with RST then turned it right sides out. LOL, no binding.
I proudly gave the quilt to the inlaws for Christmas, she oooohed and ahhhed over it that day. Then I NEVER SAW IT AGAIN. FOr years and years and years. Once she told me that she has it stored in the attc because it was TOO GOOD TO USE. I was mortified, and angry. Ugh.
Fast forward to a few months ago: The kids were at MIL house, I went to pick them up and the pile of pillows and blankets that my FIL sleeps with were piled on the couch, and THAT QUILT was in the pile. I was shocked. I think maybe she decided that it was okay for FIL and the dog to use it.