What better quilt to share in the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival than my very first full-sized quilt?
My mother was an avid quilter as I was growing up. Finally, the years of watching my mother create warm and beautiful quilts compelled me to start one of my own. During high school, I borrowed a thin book on Log Cabin quilts and painstakingly designed my quilt on graph paper. While it was a very traditional pattern, I made it my own by changing the traditionally red center to purple. My mother and I poured over bolts and bolts of fabric to find just the right ones. I was so terrified of making a mistake that I had her cut all my fabric. For some reason that I don’t remember, I had decided to make a queen sized quilt. I didn’t even have a queen sized bed when I started. It took me two years to piece the top and two years to hand quilt it. I love how it turned out, but wish I had started smaller. This project taught me not to bite off more than I can chew, but also cemented my love of quilting. It now lives on our living room couch.