Friday, August 7, 2009

My First Quilt "Many Hands"

This is my first quilt. I took a sampler class in Columbia, South Carolina. I chose the fabric completely based on one element and built the other pieces around it. This tiny elephant. I love elephants and I saw the little elephant and began gathering other fabrics that coordinated. Since it was my first quilt I had no idea you might consider making a quilt in colors that go with other things in your home. This matches nothing :)



Beautiful hand quilting, ay?

I titled this piece "Many Hands" because so many people were involved in the making of this quilt. Each of my step-daughters, my husband, my 15 year old half sister (now 22) and I all selected one of the blocks and decided which fabrics would go where. I pieced all of the blocks by machine. It went into a box until I moved to PA. Then it came out and many other hands got involved. Katie Mader, from Needles Quilt Shop in Wellsboro, PA taught me how to bind a quilt. Pat Loux helped me decide how to piece the backing. Lastly, Mary Jane Ehlich hand quilted it for me as a gift. If it takes a town to raise a child....it takes a few states and many hands to make a quilt :)
Smiles,
Kelly

1 comment:

  1. I like your first quilt. I still have my first one and have hung it on a wall in my house to remind me of how hard it was and how much I'm grown since then. Even if it is full of mistakes. LOL

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Kelly

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