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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Casual
Marie Flannery on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton scraps.

Marie Flannery on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? That I finished it! Don't look too closely as I literally made every mistake possible when I made this. But I love it because it's a nice reminder of my past and my days as a new mom.

Marie Flannery on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? I literally just made this up as I went along. Be patient with yourself and don't give up just because something's not perfect. Even IMperfect quilts are beautiful!

Marie Flannery on craftsy.com

I suppose we all have at least one quilt filled with memories. My first was a Grandmother's Flower Garden started when I was 16 and quilted some 16 years later. I think quilts are meant to be played with, snuggled under, and enjoyed by friends and family. That includes our pets.

01/22/2012 Flag

When my mom saw this picture, she couldn't believe I would let Jackson on the bed. It never occurred to me NOT to let him lay on the quilt. I try to make my quilts sturdy enough to withstand pretty much anything, including pets! :-)

01/22/2012 Flag

I was living in a remote area and in order to keep from going completely bonkers I decided to learn how to quilt. No sewing machine, a little fabric, a few attempts at small hand sewn blocks and then my first 12 in. block of Clay's Choice. Put everything away, moved five times, worked, went back to school and got a couple of degrees. Retired, found my old blocks (2 12 inchers by now) and finally finished my first quilt approximately 25 years after my first stitch in 2008. All hand made as my templates were not quite accurate and everything had to be "eased and teased" into some sense of accuracy. All hand quilted, approximately 60" x75". Now, thanks to sewing machine and all the new gadgets I am finishing my eighth twin size quilt. I guess I am hooked!

01/26/2012 Flag

That is awesome ... I'd have to say I'm hooked now, too. Some days I wish I didn't have to go to work and could just stay home and quilt. :-)

01/26/2012 Flag

Very pretty.

02/11/2012 Flag

Love this quilt and the story behind it:)

04/19/2012 Flag

Great to have memories like this. They grow up so quickly. Good for you for finishing it. It is lovely and love your dog.

09/18/2012 Flag