Thursday, July 12, 2007

My First Quilt

Last month marked a momentous occasion in my life. I finished my first quilt! It was an exciting project, and I was so happy when the last stitch was sewn. My creation was spread out on the bed for good practical use.

My quilt is slightly larger than twin size and was hand quilted. The piecing was (thankfully) done by machine.

My brother David helped take the pictures a few weeks ago. I wanted several outdoor shots, but the weather was not cooperating! It rained almost daily for weeks, and our yard was soaked. There was no way I wanted to take my quilt out in that water! A nice day finally came, and we were able to take our pictures. David also helped put this slideshow of pictures together. The song is entitled The Unbroken Thread and was written and performed by Molly Mason and Penny Nichols.


13 comments:

Ednella said...

How COOL! I'm planning on starting a quilt within the next year. This video made me want to start as soon as possible! Beautiful work, Elizabeth!

Every blessing,
~Nella

Mandy Grace said...

Congratulations on finishing your first quilt! It's beautiful! What a lot of work it must have been. Just yesterday I started a new quilting project myself - a table mat for our kitchen table. I'm going to need some more practice before I attempt a normal size quilt (which I hope to do!). :-)

caleb gage said...

Well done ;)

Study.Quiet is now officilly linked to Solo Christo :)

Anna Naomi said...

Great job, Elizabeth! I really enjoyed the pictures in the slideshow - you picked a great song to use!

I've been wanting to make a quilt for so long... Seeing this makes me want to get started!

How long did it take you to make it?

Bethany said...

Congrats on your quilt -- I'm so happy for you! And it turned out beautiful! The colors you chose and all of the tedious hand quilting...I'm surprised it's your first! Any more projects planned?!

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Hi, Everyone. Thank you for the comments. I have been out of town and just got back today.

Nella,
Thank you! I am sure you will enjoy quilting. It is a lot of fun.

Mandy,
Thank you for your Congratulations! Have fun with your project! You will have pictures of it, won't you? I look forward to seeing it.

Caleb,
Thank you for the link! I have really enjoyed your blog as well, and I will probably link to it soon.

Anna,
I am glad you enjoyed the slideshow. The quilt took me less time to complete than I originally thought. I started it in October (06), took December and some of January off, started in earnest in February, and finished the piecing just before Easter. The hand quilting was finished on June 11th, so I guess the entire project took about eight months.

Bethany
Thank you! I do have plans for my next quilt. 2007 is Oklahoma's centennial year, so I am making a quilt with the "Road to Oklahoma" pattern to commemorate it. My first quilt was simple, and the "Oklahoma" is anything but, so we will see if I got in over my head. It is good to be challenged, but I hope it isn't impossible for my level!

Elizabeth

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Kaitlin said...

That's great Elizabeth! I think that I should make a quilt sometime. I've been inspired!

Chelsea said...

That is a truly beautiful quilt! My grandmother is a professional quilter, and I've made small childrens quilts for charity, but I'm currently working on my first real quilt- a queen size :-/ I hope to have the top finished by chirstmas. It's a star pattern, with blues, gold, and green. Each gold square has a Bible verse embroidered on it in blue. You picked out gorgeous fabrics, and I hope you enjoy quilting enough to try it again sometime.

Heather Mai said...

Elizabeth,
Hey, dearie!!! I LOVE your quilt! It is SO beautiful!!! I've also enjoyed checking out your blog. :) You've done a fantasic job with it!!! Hope to see you sometime soon!

Chelsea said...

Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I posted some pictures from my project on my blog, if you're interested.

Grandpa Moore said...

Excellent job Elizabeth... Reminds me of your Great Grandma Muckey and also your Grandmother and I in our earlier years...

That is a beautiful first quilt made by a beautiful young lady...

I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations...

Love the handmade cards you send also...

Love

Grandpa

Elece Hollis said...

I enjoyed this video and music so much!