|according to this newspaper clipping I helped to make a quilt block in Grade 3|
My real quilting journey started just before my first baby was born. I took a class at a community center. The machine I was working on was from the 50's and heavy. I had to have my husband carry it in for me. It was a sample machine that my grandfather's company was thinking of selling/making, but didn't. It really hadn't been used over the years just stored in his basement.
I made this quilt for Chris. Each snow ball was made with a template as were the corner triangles. I hand quilted it. It got trickier and harder to quilt as my belly grew and my arms got shorter!!! Each snowball has a teddy bear quilted into it. I have pulled it out of the closet now and then only to realize I must have been off on some seam allowances as they are starting to come apart already. ONe thing I do know, I am so glad they found easier and quicker ways to make snow balls!! No more cutting of triangles!!
This is my second quilt ever. I made it for a friend that was getting married. However, she called the wedding off and I ended up keeping the quilt. (she did end up marrying). I really loved making the log cabin. So simple but looks really complex.
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Have a great weekend.