woensdag 8 maart 2023

IGquiltfest2023 dag 2

This is my first quilt! 

I made it in the summer of 2008 after I returned from a road trip through the South West of the USA. 

In The Wal-Mart in Santa Fe I discoverd the Rotary cutter, 

ruler and mat and decided there and then that I would start quilting. 

I bought my first fabric in the quiltshop in Santa Fe!! 

But I didn’t buy my ruler and mat!

 In the US you use inches and in the Netherlands we use centimeters. 

I wanted a ruler in cm. 

I thought!!! 

Boy, was I wrong! 😂 

Nou I have both and only use the rulers with inches! ☺️ 

I had no idea if there were quiltshops in the Netherlands!! 

I had to search on the internet to find two in Amsterdam.

 I bought the fabric for this wall quilt at Den Haan en Wagenmakers in Amsterdam. 

It is chinz fabric. 

Very beautiful. 

They no longer sell it. 

They sell other beautifull fabrics. 

I red the instructions on the back of the paper from the fabric and started working. 

I had no idea what I was doing. 

As a child I sat next to my mother many times when she was sewing and 

learned a lot just by watching and remembering. 

And I returned to the shop to ask advice, twice. 

Elsbeth Wallenburg, she still works there, helped me and I was able to finnish my very first quilt. 

I love 💙 this quilt and it hangs on the wall of my sewing room.

 It has no name, just number 1.

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Groet, Marina

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