Monday, July 22, 2013

A trip down memory lane of old quilts.....

I saw this little baby quilt on Aidan's bed last night. I think this was the first quilt I ever made way back in 1992! It is tied and it was a turned quilt. I didn't do bindings back then! It is a tealish green with purple flowers. A simple four patch with purple and a print.

I've also been cuddling under my Vermont quilt that I made a few years ago while I was in my guild in Vermont. It was a block a month and I just love the three dimensional turtle on this quilt.

Looking into my parents room I get to see the Lady in the Lake quilt I made my parents for their anniversary a few years ago. It lives on their bed out here at camp.


I also have the beginning of a slanted shell variation afghan that I started last night thanks to Amy who made one last week. I seem to have picked up some Caron simply soft yarn in off white last Thursday when I was in Burlington. It is a no dye lot so I should be able to get more down in Florida when I run out of the 2 skeins I purchased. I need to modify the turn on the last row...... I was doing it from memory and the memory failed! I started with 127 chain stitches since it is multiple of 5+2 for the pattern. It should make a nice size baby blanket for some future baby in the family or a donation to Project Linus. It is a fun and very easy pattern if you feel the need to pick up a crochet hook and play. Thanks Amy for pointing me to the tutorial. I have a feeling it will be a great project for the plane ride home on Wednesday.



4 comments:

  1. Awww....such a lovely yarn choice :)

    I too have walked down memory lane when visiting my mom's house recently; that is a beautiful Lady of the Lake quilt you made.

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  2. A walk down memory lane is always good. And usually fun! What a long ways we have all come. I also follow Amy's blog and cannot believe what that girl accomplishes! The afghan will be really nice - I love that pattern. ~Jeanne

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  3. They are all very pretty! I love your Lady of the Lake quilt. I want to make one of those someday. I also have a ton of tied quilts and they make very cozy quilts.
    Kristie

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  4. I won't tell you how many quilts I made before I learned how to do a proper binding.

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that Lady in the Lake quilt ... triangles, blue and white ... what's not to love. That pattern is on my bucket list!

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