Friday, June 29, 2007

Rebound

This quilt was made in 1984 for my oldest son, who was three at the time. It's the second quilt I pieced and handquilted.

It's gotten a lot of use and the colors have that soft pateena that quilts get after 20+ years of being loved. Recently DS1 asked if I would put a hanging sleeve on it. He said he still wanted to use and enjoy it, but he thought it would live longer if he stopped using it on his bed. While I was at it, I replaced the binding, by far the most worn part of the quilt. It has added new life to the piece.

I like this quilt for it's simplicity and charm. But I can see now all the things I didn't know at the time. If I made this quilt today, I'd feature the star points in the Ohio Star more by varying the contrast of color. I'd make the rows an even number so the alternating set doesn't look off balance, and I would add borders. But still and all... for a second quilt, the hand quilting is pretty darn even.

And it makes a good Fourth of July post too. :D

2 comments:

Fiona said...

I think I would be VERY proud of that quilt if it was only the second one I had made - and it's perfect for the 4th July. Happy Independence Day.

Rosy said...

I just know God gave all the quilting talent to you!!!