Storm at Sea Quilt
|picture is not very good. I had an old camera then too.|
First of all, I am so glad that Blogger.com is working.
I am participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
I made this quilt in 2003 for our dear friends who were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.
They had recently purchased a beach house so I knew I wanted to make a Marine themed quilt with shades of blue.
I saw this pattern at my LQS and knew that this was the quilt for Jen and Tim.
I didn't bother to read the instructions until I got home with all the yards and yards of fabrics I had purchased for this quilt.
The first thing I read was "cut out the template pieces"...what? What have I gotten myself into?
Long story short...after several days of cutting out fabric from template pieces and then working with so many biased edges, I completed this quilt and it was our gift to our friends.
The funny thing about this quilt is it was the last quilt I made on my 1971 Viking Sewing machine. The fact that it is still together amazes me because the tension was really messed up on the machine. I restitched so many seams. If I were in a class it would not have passed. But, they still use it and it is a large, snuggling quilt for cool nights on the beach.
It was right after this that my husband bought me my wonderful Bernina machine.
So this quilt is special for me because it was the first time I ever used templates, it was warmly received by the recipients, and I ended up with a new sewing machine right after finishing this quilt!
I am linking up to Blogger's Quilt Festival. Check it out...there are some beautiful quilts to behold.