Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Fave Quilt!

Bloggers Quilt Festival on the Park City Girl blog!

I have been wanting to do this since I saw it posted last week, and finally have gotten around to it. I have thought about which quilt is my most favorite, and it has to be one of the first quilts I made. Mark started college in 2003 to get his BSA, and at about that time I was becoming really interested in making quilts. I didn’t have a lot of time on my hands because my kids were just tiny. I was out at Fabric Depot and picked up a book on Americana Quilts. I was Just learning to sew mind you, and I chose to do a big, beautiful quilt out of this book. We call it Mark’s college quilt because I started it when he started college and two and a half years later I finished it, about when he finished college! It was a harder one to do, and I would work on it for awhile, and put it away for months, afraid of it. I made several other quilts during this time, which made me brave enough to finish the college quilt finally!
We use this quilt almost every day, it’s downstairs on the couch. I put a dark blue flannel backing on it, and used thick heavy batting, so it is very warm and heavy. Mark is possessive of it, and says it has sleeping drugs in it, because every time he uses it he falls asleep in about 5 minutes. So do little puppies…
So, you can see why I love this quilt? :D

17 comments:

Vonna said...

Its my favorite quilt too! Oh wait...about every quilt you do is my favorite ;)

Natasha said...

beautiful quilt... Puppy always seem to love quilts. What a sweet sleepy puppy :)
Natasha

Zonnah said...

Beautiful quilt and cute pup too :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

What a beautiful quilt.

Bunny said...

Beautiful quilt and adorable puppy.

faith said...

it sure turned out nicely!

Dani said...

What a great quilt ... I love the picture of your puppy asleep on it.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wonderful quilt! You did a great job. And it seems the puppy thinks so too :-)

Loraine said...

What a great quilt! I have a soft spot for Americana things. Doesn't it make you feel good that you are using it? I'm proud you finished it. It looks difficult for a first quilt!
BTW love the puppy!

scrappy quilter said...

Beautiful quilt. That puppy is so cute.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

I can see why you love this quilt. It's very pretty and the puppy is adorable and obviously loves the quilt.

Serena said...

This is so beautiful...great work....and well the puppy doesn't hurt on the cuteness scale...

Siobhan said...

That quilt is beautiful!! The puppy--just so adorable!

jlk said...

I love it. That sleeping puppy is to die for!

Brigitte said...

This quilt is really beautiful and I love its name. What a great reminder of the years back then.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Great quilt!! Thanks for sharing :)

stitchinpenny said...

very ambitious undertaking. It turned out wonderfully.