Wednesday, April 11, 2007
One quilt down....two more to go!
This is a different picture than the one I had originally placed on my blog. I finished piecing and quilting this Queen-size quilt FIVE YEARS AGO! All that was left to do was to add the binding! Aren't I terrible? Well, it was finally finished today! Whew! It's a Thimbleberries design called "Thimbleberries Village." There are 12 separate "patterns" in this quilt. Looking at it now, I can't believe I had the courage to tackle such a huge quilt. I think I was inspired by another quilt I saw at the Quilt Shop, and just had to try it. I took a hand-quilting class last night at the Country Sampler Quilt Shop in Omaha; and the instructor said, "There are 'lookers' and there are 'users.'" Meaning some quilts are meant to be true heirloom quilts, to be passed down generation to generation, while other quilts are meant to be thrown on the bed, and you won't mind it so much if the cat tears up some of the stitches with his claws. I think it's a personal choice, but I do see her point. High-quality quilt fabrics are typically used in "heirloom quality" quilts. When I bought the fabric for this quilt, I had originally intended to use the finished quilt as a wall-hanging. But, alas, we don't have a house with 12-foot walls. LOL! I have learned of another way to display it on the wall, but I think I will just simply fold it nice and neatly, and hang it over the railing in our living room. This is definitely a "looker" quilt which I'll pass down to my son, and hopefully, it will get passed down to my grandchildren.