Throwback Tuesday?

We are getting ready for a garage sale here so I am not sewing as much as I would like this week. But I still have plenty of quilty stuff to share!

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I made this quilt 21 years ago while awaiting the birth of Daughter #3.  It is hand quilted and hand embroidered. I started it on a trip home to see my family when I had failed to bring a project to work on.

I know! What WAS I thinking?

Anyway, I took a trip to the local Ben Franklin with my mom and bought a set of Aunt Martha iron on transfers and embroidery supplies. The center of this quilt is actually a flour sack towel that I bought. My mom showed me how to do a simple embroidery stitch and the rest is history.

Now, ancient history!

Baby E has been using it this week at my house.

Daughter #3 reminded me that it belonged to her and looked on in horror when I changed a diaper on it.

I am starting a new quilt for the babies to use here…..

Linking up with Connie for Linky Tuesday and I Have to Say for Show and Tell Tuesday. and Don’t Call Me Betsy for Quilty Flashback Friday.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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6 Responses to Throwback Tuesday?

  1. That’s sweet that it still holds meaning and memories for your daughter 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Quilty Flashback Friday, hope you’ll share again!

  2. LOL- picturing your daughter’s face during that diaper change! The quilt is gorgeous- and has a great origin story!

  3. Denise says:

    Your daughter’s reaction is awesome! Glad you’ve decided to make a replacement!
    The embroidery is great! I’ve not tried that yet – but it’s on my quilty bucket list.

  4. What a beautiful quilt, and how cool that it is still being loved and used 21 years later!

  5. njquilter24 says:

    this just made me LOL hey she cares about the quilt you made her thats great! I love the embroidery and that you took the time to hand quilt it. It really is a treasure.
    Kathie
    thanks for your kind comment on my blog post…

  6. barbvedder says:

    what a sweet embroidery baby quilt! wow lovely hand quilting.

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