Friday, July 3, 2009

"PUFFS", my first quilt at age 18


Nothing dramatic is happening. I'm still hand quilting and deciding on the backing of Kerry and John's quilt. So I'll show you how it all started.

While I was going to college, majoring in HEc, I worked for Singer in the summer, teaching sewing to teenage girls. My supervisor intrigued me with stories of making quilts in her home state of Kentucky. She showed me how to make "puffs".






At the time, synthetic stuffing hadn't become popular, so unfortunately, the puffs are stuffed with kapok but the batting is cotton. I gave it to my niece when she was a little girl (now 40+). She has treasured it and only now did we photograph it.

15 comments:

Crispy said...

How wonderful that she has saved this treasure after all these years.

Crispy

Karen said...

And that's the beginning. Were those made like individual pillows and then stitched together?

Funoldhag said...

So nice that your first quilt has been so well cared for. You knew how to put your colors together back then, too.

Julia said...

So nice that your first quilt has been so well cared for.
I was always going to do one of these but never got around to..
It's lovely!
Julia ♥

Karen said...

And she still has it! That is great. Wonderful quilt.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

love that yellow border. so bright and happy, gives me a happy snuggly feeling! happy 4th~

wishes, true and kind said...

What a sweet quilt!

Goosey said...

It's clearly as beautiful now as it was when you made it all that time ago, how lovely that it has been so treasured.

Lisa D. said...

Wow - such a huge progression from your first quilt to your most recent finish. Both beautiful in their own right, but the recent one is just drop dead gorgeous!

imquilternity said...

It's really quite stunning!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Puffs is beautiful and in such wonderful condition after all this time! Great colors.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a sweet quilt! Looks like it would be very nice to curl up with!

Vicki said...

I really like it!

nicolette said...

Wonderful to see your first quilt is appreciated and taken good care of! It’s a lovely quilt!

Love the Japanese hexagonal paper lantern quilt!

Thanks for your visit to my blog !

amber johnson said...

Pretty! And, I'm sure that was a ton of work. I like the colors.