So far, I’ve made one quilt in my life. It was a baby quilt for my cousin in the simplest pattern I could find. It was fun to make, came out to be very cute, and I completely forgot to take a single picture of it. Duh.
This was about a year ago. Since then, I’ve been meaning to make another quilt, but I’ve never really gotten around to it. Quilts are awesome, but the lure of making clothes is just too much for me. It’s just more my thing.
So this shoebox was just the kick in the pants I needed.
My grandmother gave me this partially made quilt to finish. She didn’t make it herself, and I’m not exactly sure where it came from, but I’m guessing an estate sale or the second hand shop where she volunteers. I can only imagine the woman who started and didn’t finish this little beauty.
The pattern is dresden plate, which is a classic that I’ve always admired.
There are so many pieces cut for this thing that I could probably make a quilt that would cover a whole room in my wee little house. I’m not sure what size to make, but I’m thinking I’ll do a cream background with french blue sashing and binding. What do you think?
Oh, and all the rings are hand stitched together, so I may continue with that. Then I’ll hand applique it. But probably machine quilt it?
Don’t worry, this will not become a quilting blog. But I did have to share! And if any of you experienced quilters have ideas or tips, let me know!