Friday, October 06, 2006

Finished Quilt!

That's right, I managed to finish my first quilt!

Let me tell you a bit about it. The whole thing started when Keith went through his closet last fall (2005), and pulled out a whole bunch of jeans that he had outgrown to give away (that tells you how often Keith goes through his closet). Unfortunately, they were so holey and covered in paint, that no one would want them... but throwing them away would be wasteful! So, I decided to make a quilt with them, supplemented by some homespun-style cotton fabric. It was supposed to be Keith's graduation present in December 2005, but that didn't happen. I had no idea how much work it is to make a quilt! I did most of the work this past summer (aided by the lovely sewing machine Keith's mommy gave me), and finished it on the second day of class. The worst part was tying. To get the thick yarn needle and thick yarn through all the layers, I had to use vice-grip pliers and work gloves to prevent blisters! Honest, I'm not a wimp! Maybe for my next project I'll do some Christmas stockings. Right now this quilt lives on the couch, to make for nice comfy studying. If you come visit, it will be on your bed!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful, Celia. I see a lot of hard work and time.
Mom Olson