Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sewing and quilting firsts

While looking through old photographs I found pictures of some of my very first sewing and quilting projects. The first picture is of my little brothers and sister around 1992, making me 15 years old at the time. I made this floral dress for my sister Judith and I made our Easter outfits each year until she decided she no longer wanted to wear dresses. I also have a photo of Judith in a nightgown I made for her. Unfortunately I'm also in the picture so I will not be posting that one!
Aaron, Judith and Jacob

The second photo is of the very first quilt I made. My cousin Jessica of Splendid Calm Textiles taught me how to quilt and with her constant and much appreciated guidance, I made this simple 9-patch baby quilt.  I made this for my friend Julia's baby, Tyler, who was born September 10, 2010.

Christmas table runner for mom

I made this Christmas table runner and matching napkins for my mother for Christmas. I used Christmas fabric that was on sale at Hobby Lobby, pieced together batting scraps leftover from longarming (new word) and fabric from my stash for the backing. This was a nice gift for under $10!