Here is another "quilt from the attic" that I made for my son, Andrew, in 2000. We had 2 cats and a chocolate lab then, but all different from the ones we have now.
The acorns and oak leave pattern was inspired by the bedroom set that he has, which was my Grandparents and looks like this:
It is literally falling apart as you can see here:
Without properly securing the quilt all the diagonal quilting stretched and broke :(
What's this? by gum it's GUM! (can you name that movie?)
Of course coco, who spends a lot of time on Andrews bed doesn't see any problems. I'm not sure it will ever get repaired, but I'm glad Andrew loved and used it so long.
Now here is some real quilt guilt! (see original quilt post here) Every night coco goes to bed in her crate with a cookie. Apparently one night she got a little "confused" and ended up chewing a large portion of binding. Stinker!! Well, I just told her, "you did it, you live with it".....
I got a really nice surprise at the AQS Show in Lancaster last Friday. They included a photo of my Mother's Garden Quilt from 2012 in the program.
My class with Sharon Schamber was not what I expected, but I sure learned a lot!!
here is my top take away from the class. By the way I never even sewed!
1. Everything should be constructed for the quilting process.
2. Use Schmetz embroidery needles in the machine, they are heat tempered and won't bend.
3. Always wash your backing fabric; but never dry it in the dryer. Sharon says the act of tumbling it and turning it add twist into the fibers. She said just snap it straight and hang it over banister, or shower rod. She also said it "cooks" it and reminded us that cotton is a vegetable.
4. Always, I repeat, always cut your borders, strips and lattice on the length of fabric!! Did I mention always? Your strips will have less of chance to skew or ripple.
With all that is going on here, I'm finding it hard to stay caught up on the computer. For the time being instead of emailing everyone a thank you for commenting, I'd rather take the time to visit your blog. If you have a question I'm more than happy to answer it. I love getting questions.
I really enjoy reading comments and I never take them for granted. They are what makes blogging worthwhile for me.
I'll be sneaking back on Friday for a little fun.