Thursday, September 20, 2012

A trip down memory lane....

Kristie over at Cowgirl Quilter is doing a link up on Thursdays where we can pull out some older quilts and revisit them. The quilt I was thinking of doing this week is in Aidan's closet and he is down for a nap. So, I'll share this sampler one this week.




This is a sampler quilt that I made around 2004 and 2005 as a $5 block quilt from Yankee Pride in Essex Jct., Vermont. I made two sets of blocks and the other is done with green setting blocks and a green print border. That one lives at my sisters house up in Vermont. This quilt is tied... which is how I used to finish all my quilts until a few years ago when I started machine quilting them. This little quilt gets used a lot - the kids put it on the floor and then put their little table on it to have a snack while watching a tv program. It is much easier to wash a quilt than to clean up the carpet from spills.
It is hard to believe that I didn't know my hubby when I made this quilt! We met in 2006 and tomorrow we will be married for 6 years. Boy has the time flown and life has changed a lot in the last 8 years. 

Head on over to Kristie's blog and see a quilt show while we take a ride down memory lane.



5 comments:

  1. I like that one! I like how the sashing is done between the blocks. Some of my most cuddly quilts are tied. That used to be all that I did was tie them.

    Thanks for sharing and we'll do it again next week!
    Kristie

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  2. My paternal grandmother tied her quilts. I tied my earlier quilts, too. Thank you for sharing your trip down memory lane.

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  3. Probably most of us began with tied quilts. Gramma did it too. Your post brought to mind old quilts of mine and was a fun walk down memory lane. Thank you.

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  4. I have never tied a quilt :-( Your quilt is looking good considering all it gets used for. Have a lovely weekend xx

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  5. Happy Aniversary Deb! I wish my son was still little like yours, he is visiting with me and is 23 . Now where did those years go?

    I am enjoying your quilts, in particular the French 4 block, which is new to me. I tried paper piecing for the first time, in the little houses project and really enjoyed it.

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