Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

November 10, 2008

My first official quilt blocks

Today was a fun day, I started a quilting class. It is a 6 week course and I am making a quilted bag to house my Quilt Cutting Matt. It will have a few more different blocks. Next week we will do a snowball pattern. The purple jumped out at me while looking for the perfect dark print. The lighter print is a soft sage floral of violets. There are such beautiful prints available to choose from.
I think it will look very nice when finished.
I have lots of ideas of what I what to do next for a quilt project.
I have a quilt that my Grandmother made years ago. It was all done by hand and quite a piece of work. I remember going to Grandma's and she, my aunts & mom would be quilting on a frame. Grandma made all her own aprons as well and I guess that's where my interest started. Grandma would be proud of me doing this I think if she were still with us. When my children were growing up I sewed a lot of outfits for them. I have done some strip quilting and made a vest and a handbag.. I am sure quilting techniques have changed over the years as well as materials used. I can remember my sisters & I would spread out a quilt on our beds and pick out pieces that were like dresses my mom had made us. My grandma made me a baby blanket of blue & white for my son when he was born. That quilt was used & laundered many times, when my first and only granddaughter was born, I took that slightly worn & faded quilt and cut it up and made a stuffed Teddy Bear for her out of it. I hope she still has it, perhaps she will pass it on to her new baby brother. Just thinking of my Grandma makes me smile.