Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Time for a little blogger bookkeeping. Now I don't believe anyone would really hold my feet to the fire over this one, but I still want to be on the up and up.
When I first started this blog, I shared my 'first' quilt. It's a triumph in doing everything wrong. Poor piecing and crummy fabric choices only begin to scratch the surface.
But the truth is this is not the first quilt I made. I knew the true original was packed away in a box somewhere in the rafters. Today it surfaced - ta da!
This is my real first quilt. Made while awaiting The Princess' arrival, it should probably be called a whole cloth quilt. It came as a kit for crewel embroidery. The blocks are pre-printed in color and each letter or image is outlined with stitchery. It's turned, envelope style with an eyelet lace ruffle trim, the tied with the same yarns as the crewel embroidery.
The batting has shifted quite a bit, but overall it's in pretty good shape. Now that it has surfaced, it will be staying with its rightful owner, The Princess.

19 comments:

Lynne said...

I remember that quilt! That definitely goes back a few years. Ahhhh....

anne bebbington said...

Amazing what you come across as you prepare to up sticks :o)

Julie in the Barn said...

Oh, Libby, what a perfect first quilt! I recently found a photo of my first one...a rocking horse applique in ugly calicos...it screams 1970's. And to think it was a gift! I think the poor recipient still has it.

Carol said...

Oh the things we uncover when we start the moving process after many years in the same house. What a true treasure.

Screen Door said...

I love the quilt---memories. I take it the Princess will maintain a castle in Sunny Cal...I know she's all grown but I was hoping she would take her crown with you....

sewprimitive karen said...

Yes, what about the princess? Is she going with you?

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love it! It's wonderful. Your "other" first quilt is one that I have made too, my daughter has it, I think it was called Posey Patch or somesuch name.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Your first quilt is so sweet and holds a special memory - now that's a treasure. When I was packing I came across the baby blanket I crocheted for my first born - very simple but it still holds a memory. I should do a post about it. Isn't packing fun, lol. Well you do come across things you forgot about, that I will say.

Hugs - Karen

Carole said...

So many treasures are uncovered with this move! Oh Libby, I'm sure you will enjoy New England. It is pretty country. I will be looking forward to a visit to see my In-Laws in MA. We can do the Quilted Crow thing! ;o) Oh... I would like to lunch at the tea room. QC has a breakfast club that meets at the tea room next door. Something to experience! Cheers!

Judy said...

Wow such a pretty quilt for a baby, I remember those from around that time. Such a cool thing for her to be able to have her very first baby quilt. It's quite a treasure!

Gwendie said...

Aaahhh - cute! First quilts are so special!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I like them both! Glad you found it, and thanks for sharing it.

Catherine said...

What a sweet quilt -- and what a treasure for the Princess to have!

QuiltedSimple said...

I like both of them!! So glad you found it
Kris

Eileen said...

Love your Princesses quilt.She should cherish it even though she probably has another one piecesd by Mom.

Kathie said...

this will be fun seeing different quilts you have packed away as you go thru your house packing up!
Hope you will share as you are starting the moving journey!
Kathie

Finn said...

It's a great first quilt Libby *VBS* And made for such a wonderful reason. I'm glad it surfaced and happy to have seen "both" of your first quilts *VBS*
The bluebird post is so very sweet, and totally true of what I know about you *VBS* You can be a poster child for the BlueBird movement! Hugs, Finn

Guðrún said...

There is something about the first quilt we make, although it may not be a masterpiece it has a special place in our mind.

Candace said...

How nice that you've been able to hold onto it for the Princess! Maybe someday she will use it for her own children, Libby!
Cheers!