08 March 2008

My first post

I don't know why this seems so scary to me...I created this blog a couple of weeks ago and just haven't been able to get myself to post anything. I suppose I am approaching blogging the same way I get into a swimming pool: one toe at a time. But here goes nothing...
I think I'll start off with my favorite quilt. It's my favorite because my daughters and I made it together. It was August 2000, when the kids were bored of summer vacation. I got the idea from an episode of Simply Quilts. I gave each girl 1 red and 2 black background squares. Then I gave them each a square of another red, green, yellow and white with fusible web on the back. The could cut any shapes they wanted to applique and they were to trace their hands on the white. I taught the two oldest how to blanket stitch around the shapes and the little one how to do a running stitch. The bottom 3 squares are mine. We had so much fun. They were 13, 12 and 6. I think if we ever had a fire, this is what I would run back into the house for.


Cat said...

This is a fantastic first post for your blog! What a special quilt! I love the square with the dog and the bone. Yes, for sure a keeper!

Thank you for your visit and Welcome to blogland!

Jen said...

Welcome to the the blog world!

That is a great quilt and an even greater story.

Thanks for the comment on my post on hexagons. Yes, I guess the colors I'm using are a bit softer than typical for these types of quilts.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

What a fabulous quilt. I love everything about it. You and your daughters did a great job.

See, that wasn't so hard. Now c'mon, get the whole foot in the blog water.

kathi said...

Thanks for the kind words, ladies. I think I'm going to like it here in blogland!

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