I was cleaning out some old magazines this past weekend and look what I came across! First, a letter....then
the magazine! Back in 2000, I was silly enough to enter a quilt in Quiltmaker magazine Quilt a Diamond Challenge. I don't even know what prompted me to enter!!
I had just started quilting in '86 when I took lessons at a local quilt shop in Holly. We made all the templates from cereal boxes! And of course, sewed everything by hand! I stopped around '89 and didn't start back up until I retired in '99.
I won for Best Use of Innovative Techniques. Yes, this was my own design and I don't even know how I made it. HA
I remember I was babysitting Amber at the kids house and Bob called me to say Quiltmaker magazine had called and I won! I also won a prize...lots of stuff...threads, rulers, a book , Patchwork Persuasion by Joen Wolfrom, stencils, fabric, a large rotary cutter, metallic thread (which I still have!) and paper quilting templates. The fabric is now long gone! HA But I still have the large rotary cutter and book and rulers! And that thread!
I honestly don't even remember how I planned this quilt out...but I do remember using METALLIC thread to quilt with!! It kept breaking even just using a small amount. Yep! But what the heck did I know! Would I do that now? Nope!
I also had just taken a class by Anita Shackelford, hence, her inspiration for the center design.
I was using some type of folded binding on the diamonds! I honestly don't remember! And I thought you always remembered 'your first' time! Not me!