Thursday, July 17, 2014

The fabric that won't quit!

Behold my blurry block photo! This is one of the blocks I've pieced today for the Omigosh! quilt I'm working on. I've had lots of cutting to do, so I've only managed to put together six blocks so far, maybe I'll get more done after dinner, who knows :-)


That mid blue fabric there - the one in the HST's and the centre ... that particular fabric was used in my first ever quilt ... 22 YEARS AGO! I have been trying and trying to rid the 'first quilt' fabrics from my stash, but seriously, they just won't quit! I keep finding it everywhere. There were only three fabrics, and when we were first married I didn't have the funds to buy tons of yardage, so WHERE is it coming from??


And the picture above is the actual quilt. My first ever. I have no clue where it is right now. But I can tell you with certainty, it is badly pieced, badly quilted (on my first sewing machine with no thought of a walking foot) and I just know it will have that horrible puffy polyester batting. It would be super tempting to track it down, and pull it to bits to quilt nicely.

There are just way too many lovely projects to work on however, so I can't imagine such a tricky task will be in my future ... Would you do it??

11 comments:

jirons42 said...

Heavens no! It will be a nice reminder about how far you have come.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Yes I would, I love making an old quilt new again.

Linda

Laura said...

I'd never take it apart because there are so many new things I want to do.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I no longer have the first couple of quilts that I made, they were poorly made and I didn't like the colors at all after I made them - I'm surprised thinking back at them that I continued to make quilts! I have fabric in the stash that I keep finding from a baby quilt I made my grandson and he is 14 now.

Marilyn Kalinowski said...

Nope. Too many laughable moments sewn into it!

Nancy said...

Ah yes, my first quilt sounds similar to yours. I, too, still find scraps tucked here and there.

No, I would not attempt to pick and redo the quilt because it reflects that time in my life. Now, if I lived closer to Linda I'd have her do it for me. She does an awesome job with old quilts!

julieQ said...

That is too fun that you are still using those scraps...like old friends!! I think I will leave all my old quilts with all their inperfections, because in effect they are a diary of how I have improved...your first quilt is wonderful!

mereth said...

I still have that fabric in my stash, and in more than one colourway.They're not big pieces, but I agree, it's so hard to use the last bits of everything. I sometimes put them on the back of the quilt, and then when you trim the backing afterwards there's still scraps to go in the stash.

I might redo the quilting on the longarm, but I don't get enogh time to quilt my good tops, so it might not be an efficient use of time.....

Shay said...

Nup- I wouldn't do it . It's part of your past and will serve as a reminder of how far you and your skills have come.

ruthsplace said...

I wouldn't take it apart, it's a good reminder of your progress.

Sally T said...

I just found your blog through Fabadashery's blog list where I saw an Omigosh block staring back. I'm in the beginning stages and am going to love watching your progress and use it to inspire me.

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