November 12, 2009

The Start Of It All!

The Farmer Boy continues to be one of my favorite old patterns to work with. I like him far better than Sunbonnet Sue. Why, I don't know, unless it is that little red hanky in his back pocket. lol

When I was 19 I began quilting for the public. It wasn't long after I started my business that I made a Farmer Boy quilt. There was a new gift shop in town that accepted consignments so I took it in and showed it to the shop owner. She accepted it and put it on display for sale. I walked out feeling quiet proud of myself that something I made was actually for sale in a gift shop. I received a phone call from the shop owner the very next day telling me that it had already sold and the lady who bought it ordered a second one in a different colorway. I was ever excited!! This was the boost I really needed to help keep me going forward.

I failed to take photos of those 2 quilts back then...heck I wasn't very good at making photos of anything I made in the beginning and how I wish I had!

The following Farmer Boy quilt was made for my husbands niece for her new baby boy. I really liked the setting of this particular quilt and was glad that I made the blocks long and skinny instead of the usual 12 1/2 inch square.

5 comments:

Micki said...

It is so adorable! You did a lovely job!
Micki

Merry said...

That is such a lovely quilt...wonderful colour combo. Great story too.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The Farmer Boy quilt is wonderful.

Stempelientje said...

What a beautiful quilt again!
I love the colours and the farner boy is adorable!!

Meera Saif said...

Very nice article, I totally agree with you.
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