For those who are following along with my quilt count, we are now onto my 5th quilt… 🙂
I made this quilt at my first ever quilt retreat at Camp Lebanon. That was in November of 2002 and I have now attended more than 20 retreats since then.
Awhile back, I shared the Crown Royal quilt I made for my husband (My Up-North Crown Royal Quilt #137), and when one of our cabin neighbor’s saw it they asked if I could make them a quilt using those same purple, flannel bags. As much as a pain in the butt as those bags are, to work with, I didn’t hesitate to say yes when Elliot asked because he is such a great kid! So began my 150th quilt project….
The last quilt I shared (Winter Wonderland, my 10th) was made in 2003 so I figured I would jump ahead now and post a more recent quilt… This quilt, which is number 137 if you are wondering, I made in November 2014. This was a Christmas gift for my husband and was made using 20 velvet bags from Crown Royal Whiskey Bottles.
First of all, let me apologize for the poor quality photo of this quilt. Keep in mind, though, that this picture was taken with a digital camera in late 2002. The quality of cameras and print outs back then weren’t quite up to today’s standards.
After I made my first quilt, I was hooked. Piecing and quilting was not as difficult as I thought it would be. I then went on a quest for a pattern to make for my second quilt. That is when I ran across a book titled More Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts (For the Love of Quilting) (affiliate link – this book is out of print but you may be able to find it at the link provided).
I bought it because so many of the fun quilts in this book appealed to me. I was still a newbie to quilting so I had no idea that many of the quilts in this book are for a more experienced quilter. When I bought the book, I figured they would be easy quilts because they are labeled as “Quick”… Well, you know what happens when you assume!