Time to join Jenn over at A Quarter Inch From the Edge for another installment of Throw Back Thursday. Today, let's travel back to the year 2010. By this time I had pieced several quilts and decided it was time to try something a bit harder...enter the pattern Weaver Fever by Jackie Robinson. This pattern appealed to me on several different levels. One, someone assured me that although it looked like a complex quilt, the strip piecing was really quite easy with seams that didn't have to match up. Two the design its self spoke to me.
I am from north central West Virginia. I love my beautiful state and one thing most West Virginian's are very proud of are the West Virginia Mountaineers. Be it West Virginia University's college football, basketball or, for my little family, the air rifle team, we bleed blue and gold. We love our Flying WV symbol and the West Virginia Mountaineer.
So when I laid eyes on this pattern I thought it would be perfect to create what I refer to as my West Virginia Quilt. I set out to find shades of blue and gold that I thought best represented WVU's colors and began constructing the quilt.
One thing I remember best is that I used a ton of sandwich bags to keep my strip sets organized. This was probably the first quilt that I took a picture of it's construction.
This is a picture of the quilt top after it was finished. The hubs was nice enough to help model it for me.
I think he's actually standing on our bed holding it up for some reason. This was before I gave any thought to what my pictures looked like. As long as I snapped one, all was good.
According to my FaceBook posts, this quilt lived in UFO land for two years until I was brave enough to quilt it. I was getting better at stippling so I chose to meander all over the quilt using a blue and yellow variegated thread. I have to say I'm pretty proud of the quilting job I did on this one.
And here's another one of Miss Maggie checking the quit out right after quilting. Bless her heart, she wasn't gray in the muzzle then and both of her little ears stood up like huge saucers on her head.
I had kind of forgot about this quilt until last week. When my husband started working out of town, he took it with him. Since it wasn't being used at home he decided the WVU quilt could live with him at work when he was gone. He just recently brought it back home with him. I started to fold it and put it away and realized, duh, TBT. So here are a few up-to-date pictures of the quilt...since I try to put more thought into photographing my quilts.
A better picture of the fabrics.
And a picture of the quilting from the back.
This concludes my little jaunt into my quilting past for the month. And it feels good to write about my quilty past and not have a single negative thing to say about it. Just happy memories of making this quilt and seeing those bright colors that bring so much pride.
Today I'm liking up with Jenn's Throw Back Thursday Linky Party. If you have a quilt from your past you'd like to share, hop over and link up and if you have time please check out everyone's posts. It's so refreshing to see we all have a quilting past, good, bad and otherwise.
Today I'm linking up with TGIFF, Can I Get a Whoop! Whoop! Throw Back Thursday and Let's Bee Social.