For my Throwback Thursday #1 quilt, I am going to share with you the quilt that got me started with blogging way back in 2008. I wanted to share this quilt at the time and blogging was the way to do it.
I see this quilt everyday because it is the quilt that I sleep under every night. Even in the summer, it is on my bed.
"Welsh Beauty" queen size
|here you can see the binding choice|
Here are the details of this quilt that I copy and pasted from my blog post of Feb 24, 2008
I started to handquilt this on April 9, 2005 (Mike's 53rd Birthday)
I finished the quilting on November 9, 2007 (2 and 1/2 years later)
It was totally complete on February 24, 2008!
I bought the printed quilt top at Avonport Discount Fabrics in Avonport, N. S.
The backing was 120" wide gorgeous muslin purchased at The Cotton Patch in Bedford, N.S.
The batting was Hobb's Heirloom Cotton ( I did not prewash this)
The thread was Gutterman 100% Cotton quilting thread Colour No. 1225 (dark taupe)
I made a 3"wide double fold binding from a 100% cotton in a dark taupe small paisley fabric
The binding was sewn on by machine and handstitched to finish
I kept track of my time spent on the handquilting and it totalled 180 hours!
I really dont think I could sell this quilt. It is priceless to me."
So, from these details I am reminded that Mike ( RetiredHub) is now 63! and it took me almost 4 months to get the binding on this quilt!
Once in a while, if we have guests I will put it on the spare bed. I have washed it a few times and it looks as good today and it did way back when!
So, I am linking up with Jennifer for Throwback Thursday . Pop over and check it out.
Hope you have a quilty day!