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Thursday, April 12, 2012

One of the First Quilts

By: Karen Goad

I don’t have photos of the very first quilts I made.   I made my first quilt 37 years ago.  I didn’t really know what I was doing and did a horrible job on them.  About 20 years ago I started to keep photos of the quilts as that is when I really got serious and making more than one a year – that is also when I actually started to learn the correct way to make them although I didn’t have the good sense to use good fabric!  This quilt that I made back in 1991 is taped to the floor for basting.  I have no close up of the quilting done.  My younger daughter has this quilt and it is completely worn out.  I used cheap inexpensive fabric and she literally washed the cheap batting out of it!!  This quilt went though the baby years with her – the grandchildren who are now 11 and 9 vomited up on this quilt god knows how many times – they were both sickly babies going through bad asthma for several years. She must have been washing this quilt once a week for 4 years!  The border of this quilt is completely falling apart now and it is folded up and put on a shelf in the closet!


Stirrup skinny leg pants and 10 pounds lighter! wow who is that woman in that photo – I look like my daughter Smile

1 comment:

  1. my sister has a quilt like that from my mom. loved so much she totally wore it out.:)


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