First Quilt and a Pretty Breakfast

Last week was pretty hot here.  Super, retreat to the basement kind of hot.  And what does one do in the basement besides row on the machine or watch the old television, the one with the screen that occasionally turns bright red?  Why make a quilt, of course!

I had never made one before, and I, like many other people I know, have what seems to be a giant stash of fabric begging for just such a project to be made with it.  In particular, this beautiful Japanese cotton (running down the center of the quilt)  that Sarah bought me on one of her trips there.  I’d been contemplating what to do with it for ages.  A dress?  A blouse?  A bag?  When I started putting pieces of fabric together to decide what to quilt, I knew this was just the right use for it.

It was pretty simple, a total of ten pieces, including the batting, as I had no intention of drawing it out or starting something I would not finish because I bit off more than I could chew.  I am very pleased with the looks of it (the hubster likes it, too).  Not to mention, it’s just the right size for cozying up on the living room sofa on cooler days.

Now that I have the confidence, along with much more fabric in my stash and a piece of batting, don’t be surprised if you see another quilt here soon.  It is summer, after all, and there are bound to be more hot days requiring time in the cool basement.

Oh, and the beautiful baked good up there?  That’s a clafoutis, made from the recipe I posted here.  I used the Raven’s Heart plums that are in season now.  Aren’t they gorgeous?  They taste delicious, too.  I might add.

Have a lovely week!



  1. Lori’s avatar

    Ooooh, I’m jealous! I have always wanted to make a quilt too and just don’t know where to begin. I worry that I don’t have the patience…all my dolls have wonky seams and crooked arms. Quilting seems so…precise. :)

  2. sarah’s avatar

    i love it. great job. the red binding is perfect. enjoy!!!

  3. Mom’s avatar

    Great looking quilt and it does look warm and cozy….. for the cooler days!

    91 degrees here at 6:45 p.m.!!!

  4. Martha’s avatar

    Just whipped that one out, did ya?
    Wow! Lovely job.
    I would say that calls for another one.

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