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My 1st Quilt no name!

by Trish DuBry
(Scituate, MA USA)

I folded up the corner to show the back fabric and the lace edging.

I folded up the corner to show the back fabric and the lace edging.

Hello! I had been looking for a quilt for myself with a somewhat specific design in mind, which I could never find. Anything close to what I wanted was a fortune and not even handmade. My mother had quilted for years, with many unfinished projects. She just enjoys the planning and making squares.

I was told I was starting too big for my first quilt. I have a queen size bed, but wanted it to touch the floor as a king-size would. That made me want to do it even more. So, I started collecting fabrics I liked that my mom and I both had around the house. I sat down and drew out what I wanted. I ordered a few fabrics to go with what I had, as well as some embellishments I liked. Along the way, I had questions and took to the internet for answers and ideas. That's how I found this site, which answered my prayers. If I had a doubt or a question, I came here to the forums and got my answers.

I didn’t follow a pattern. I did as my great-grandmothers did when they quilted, and followed where my heart and creativity took me. Not only that, but I used old blankets and drapes for the batting, which had multiple purposes. It was a huge quilt to purchase batting for, I wanted it to have weight to it, and we had all kinds of old blankets and drapes that needed a new purpose. The back fabric is made up of sheets that I patched together. I felt like it connected me to my great-grandmothers and all the other family before me. They made quilts out of scraps of fabric, old blankets, and anything they had around them. Most of it I sewed by hand and some I used the machine.

I did it! I am so proud, and I'm hooked on quilting, but especially patch-working. I now make all kinds of patchwork fabric that I use to make anything and everything aprons, bags, pillows, clothing you name it. I didn't even realize that this thread was here to share. I am so excited to share with all the other quilt lovers!

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Oct 19, 2022

by: Julie

Congratulations, Trish!

You did it!!!

You made a quilt from scratch, and it's amazing. Not only that, but you followed your own creative vision and made something totally unique. We are so proud of you, and we know you're hooked on quilting now.

I have to warn you...there's no turning back—you're one of us for life. :D

Welcome to the quilt world!

We can't wait to see what amazing creations you come up with next.

Piecefully,

Julie

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